I have a 1997 Ram 3500 and have been experiencing an extended crank issue when starting it for several years. Pressing on the accelerator while starting the truck causes it to start immediately. Once running, it idles and pulls great. I've done my best to look around on the forums and Google search before bothering to post here; any help would be greatly appreciated.
- 65k miles, no modifications at all (completely stock)
- Manual transmission, chassis cab (doubt this matters for powertrain details)
- Installed TorkTek overflow valve (did seem to improve fuel pressure)
- Replaced fuel filter
- Manually priming the lifter pump before attempting to start the truck does not appear to have an effect on the behavior (not sure if I expected it to); I can hear the excess pressure being released when I press in the primer so I believe the system is primed.
- Hot/Cold engine does not seem to matter
- The time between shutting the truck off and trying to restart it does not seem to matter