Close
Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

My 85 chevy truck won't start when it is cold, unless I put it on a charger.

(1990 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup)
in Thomasville, NC on April 13, 2012
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?
Displaying 3 answers & 1 comments
Popular Answer
of Greg's Orange Auto on April 13, 2012
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.
on June 10, 2013
if not it's the battery
on April 13, 2012
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.
on April 13, 2012
You might have your starter checked.
Get a repair estimate
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide.
Or interested in getting a repair? Find a Shop
Didn't find what you were looking for?