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1999 GMC Suburban Base 1500

1999 GMC Suburban
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Rear Wheel Drive, 1500
14 mpg city / 18 mpg hwy
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March 12, 2012, 9:24 am

Sheron B
 

Question: Why is my car hard to start?

When vehicle is down for a few minutes, it is hard to start. In the mist of trying to start it, it sounds like it wants to start but can't.


March 12, 2012, 10:18 pm

Tyler O
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Check the engine computer for codes first.


Usually hard starting issues have to do with engine temperature sensors, ignitors, and fuel pressure issues.

I'd check the codes, the general state of tune, then change the engine management temp sensor.


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March 13, 2012, 1:07 pm

Sheron B
 

I've had it scanned for codes and the only code that it found was P1140. I have been research on this code and I came find what I need to know. Is the engine management temp sensor the same as the coolant temperature sensir?


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April 3, 2012, 10:34 pm

Tyler O
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Replace the sensor, same thing. (not the one for the gauge, the one for the engine computer)


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