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Help intermittent long cranking before starts

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I'm new to this forum so hopefully i'm doing this right.
Last week my truck started cranking for a long time before it would start. Then sometimes it will start as soon as the key is turned over. About a month ago I had the H&S mini maxx installed along with afe stage 2 intake and 5" down pipe back. I have drained the water separator and fuel filters were changed about 2 months ago along with oil and filter. Any help would be appreciated thanks
Also when running the truck runs like a champ

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2008 KRCC
I'm new to this forum so hopefully i'm doing this right.
Last week my truck started cranking for a long time before it would start. Then sometimes it will start as soon as the key is turned over. About a month ago I had the H&S mini maxx installed along with afe stage 2 intake and 5" down pipe back. I have drained the water separator and fuel filters were changed about 2 months ago along with oil and filter. Any help would be appreciated thanks
Also when running the truck runs like a champ
How did the filters look when they were changed? I would probably try change them again. How about any codes popping up in the h&s?

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The filters looked good when I changed them but that thought crossed my mind on changing them again and as for the codes I've tried to check the H&S monitor for them after each time it has done this but their weren't any codes popping up
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How old are the batteries? Just an idea, I've heard the trucks doing weird things when batteries are low

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My first guess would be batteries. Have you noticed a difference when the motor is hot vs cold, or the temp outside? It could be as simple as a loose battery cable.

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Batteries can be tricky things... more so when there are two of them.

I'd go to a parts store and have them hook a load tester up to see how the batteries are functioning. They seem to be the culprit (plus they're easy to test).


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Not sure on the batteries I just bought the truck about a year ago but I have yet to see any codes pop up when it happens I've also checked the screen on the monitor of the H&S
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Doesn't seem to matter hot or cold. Would the batteries have to be pulled in order for them to do a load test ?
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Doesn't seem to matter hot or cold. Would the batteries have to be pulled in order for them to do a load test ?
Not necessarily. It depends on where you go. Most autoparts store will do it on the truck for free. Worst case you'll have to disconnect your battery temporarily.


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