When my truck sits overnight or for an extended period of time (8 hours), when I start it - it labors and chugs and sounds like its going to die. I give it some gas - once driving it seems fine?

Asked by Jun 28, 2016 at 11:12 AM about the 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT Crew Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Start by having it scanned for DTC codes, even if the check engine light is NOT on, the computer will have stored info.

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Do you notice any black smoke out the tailpipe when it is first started? If possible leaking injectors, if not you should run a fuel pressure and leak down test, the fuel system might be low and then draining back all the way too the fuel tank when it is shut down overnight.

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