Q: Possible fuel line problem. Truck starts only after 10-15 minutes.

asked by on

The truck will not start easily, usually taking 10-15 minutes. The battery is working. It might be the fuel lines.

A fuel system fault may indeed be the issue with your truck however it would not be a bad idea to have the battery tested anyway. This will ensure that the battery is producing enough cold cranking amps to start the engine. If the battery is good and the fuel system is at fault things like a clogged fuel filter, weak fuel pump, or faulty/restricted fuel injectors may be the issue. Have the fuel system inspected by a technician.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Possible fuel line problem. Truck starts only after 10-15 minutes.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: fuel injection service was done by a mechanic and I smell a chemical in my garage.

Hi there. Sounds like the mechanic used a chemical that includes washer cleaner that helps clean out the fuel injectors. This can burn, but it is very toxic. I recommend venting the garage while the fuel is being burned until...

Q: Q: Heating problem

The first thing to confirm is whether or not the engine operating temperature is in the normal range and whether there is sufficient coolant in the radiator. If, for example, the engine cooling system thermostat is stuck open, and thus...

Q: I have a 2002 Silverado 1500 4x4 and I have to be pressing the gas to keep the engine from stalling.

Check the coil packs and see if they are producing the voltage needed to keep the engine running. If the voltage is too low, then the coil packs may need replaced. If you have an inline fuel filter, I suggest...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...