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Problems when starts..

When i start my 99z24 cav it turns over well but doesnt seem to fire right away, turns over for about 3-4 seconds then sometimes fires but sputters and chugs but if you turn over 1-2 secs then stop and turn over again it fires up right away. I am guessing weak spark or not getting fuel right away. But i don't know thats why i am asking you..


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Turn your key on for 10 seconds but do not start the engine. That will give the fuel pump time to built pressure. After the 10 seconds try starting the engine. If it starts right away you may have a weak pump or dirty filter.

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