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98 GMC sonoma. The daughter from Utah called (so, no, I can't check it myself). She says intermittently it won't start. Everything cranks just fine, it sounds like it should when it's starting, except it doesn't. Even after several attempts, when it doesn't start, it won't. This has happened a couple of times last couple of weeks, so not often. When it is in "fail" mode, it eventually will finally start. Thoughts?

Mechanic's Assistant: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with a GMC. The GMC Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?

Can't. It's 2000 miles away.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else the GMC Mechanic should be aware of about your GMC?

I'm sure there is, but more I don't know. Battery and starter and connections all APPEAR to be OK.

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GMC Mechanic: Amedee, GMC Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question. This condition is most likely caused by a bad/weak fuel pump. This is very common. Sometimes the fuel pressure regulator can fail causing this condition so be sure to check that as well.

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I am glad I can help!

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