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I have a 2003 Chevy Blazer 4x4 4.3 V6. Over a period of a few months, the truck is becoming successively more difficult to start - it acts as if it's not getting gas right away. It's been checked a the local mechanic and the usual recommendations have been suggested (most which were already done) It's had (recently) new plugs, wires, fuel filter, and thermostat (mechanic assured us it was faulty, so at <$15, I replaced) The engine turns over just fine, so I don't anticipate any starter/battery/charger issues. However, it takes several rotations before the engine will fire. Once it's running, there no bogging, hesitation, or apparent loss of power? Also, restarts after short periods of being off do not show the same symptoms. I know the fuel pump is supposed to run for 1-2 secs before actual turn over? I don't expect any pump issues, though, as it has no problem once started. ANY thoughts?? Thanks in advance!
This morning, my battery light (dash) started flickering and I seemed to lose power steering. The car did not die, and would restart after being shut off. The light did not stay solid, is there a common belt between the alternator and PS pump or something else common?