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1990 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Question: My 85 chevy truck won't start when it is cold, unless I put it on a charger.

 

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taaa, 5.0L V8, Thomasville, NC, April 13, 2012, 10:05
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My 85 chevy truck won't start when it is cold,(sits for 2 or 3 days) unless I put it on a charger. I have had the carborator worked on and replaced the battery and the fuel pump. It turns over fine but it doesn't fire at all until I charge the battery or kick it off. Once it starts it runs fine,What could cause this unusal behavior?

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    greiter April 13, 2012, 12:42
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    You might have your starter checked.

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    csubak30 April 13, 2012, 12:53
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    Have your alternator checked. May be going bad and producing less power than is needed to recharge the battery fully causing a slow drain of power in the battery till starting the vechicle cannot be accomplished.

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    globalhelper April 13, 2012, 13:00
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    YOU MAY HAVE A BATTERY DRAIN CAUSING THE BATTERY TO GO DEAD AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS. TRY DISC. YOUR BATTERY WHEN TRK IS SITTING FOR THOSE 2 DAYS AND SEE IF IT STARTS.

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    gearhead89, June 10, 2013, 10:45
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    if not it's the battery

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