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Trouble starting the car

Sometimes it takes 5-8 tries to start. Please help.

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    Sammie Moore Sr May 11, 2010

    MY 94 COUGAR STARTS RIGHT UP. AND WILL IDLE. ABOUT 1 MIN.THEN SHUT OFF. ARE YOU SAYING THIS COULD BE CAUSED BY THE FUEL PUMP?

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You most likely have a problem with the check valve of the fuel pump,this allows the fuel to drain back to the tank, hence the long start times. The fuel pump is in te tank, I suggest you replace it.

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