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hard start on incline

Ok so today for the second time since I have owned this truck after it has sat for a hour or so and it is on a hill with the front pointed down it cranks for ever and doesn't want to start. By putting the pedal about 3/4 to the floor it will start. If I had very little fuel in the tank I could understand this but it has more than 1/2. Any ideas? BTW 92, 3.0 5sp 4x2.
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Only on hills?
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Oil starvation is another possible reason for rough starts. Stop parking on whatever hill your on.
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I have had it for about 2 months, this is the second time it happend. both times it was on a hill parked for awhile. The hill 1st time was a parking lot downtown and second was today in my driveway, I normally park it on the street. Coincidence? whats oil starvation got to do with it not starting? It cranks just fine.
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They only thing I could think of is possibly a bad fuel pump or rust in the fuel line. It might have some play and get lodged for a second but that's a long shot. Check for lose wires and grounds. U could also get a cheap fuel pressure gauge and check it when it doesn't start.
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I do have a pressure gauge might try it if I have gauge with me when it happens. If I can start it when putting the pedal 3/4 to the floor it it seems as if it was flooding.
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