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Hard Starting after Engine cools

johns81

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1981 Beige/bronze
Hello everyone. Looking for ideas on what may be going on. All if a sudden, my 1981 has a hard time starting up when the engine is cool/cold. Starts right up when the engine is warm. Just starting happening over the past week. Took it to the locale chevy dealer, they kept if for 2 days and said the timing was off and the Carb. need to be adjusted. Fast forward to the next day, hard starting returned. Runs great when it starts. Any suggestions or comments will be greatly appreciated. Chevy service has done a great job in the past.

HELP!!
 

bill81vette

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Troy,NY
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1981 dark blue metallic
check your fuel pump.could be getting weak.
 

johns81

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Indianapolis
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1981 Beige/bronze
I had the same problem and I changed the fuel pump and back to normal.
Thank you for responding! I think this car has 2 fuel pumps, electrical in the tank and mechanical in the front. Which one did you replace? Thanks!
 

bill81vette

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there is not a pump in the tank.that started the following year with the crossfire,82.
81's were still mechanical.
good luck!!!
 

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