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Dodge durango takes 2-3 tries before starting what causes that? i had a computer put on it but the only code i get is 0601 any suggestions?

Seems like it happens mostly when it sit for 6-8 hours. First time it happened I could not get it to start but the engine would turn over sounded like it wasnt getting any fuel. now it takes 2-3 tries before it starts. sometimes with if i turn the egnition over after a few revilutions it will crank any suggetions would be appreciated.

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Sounds like fuel pressure is bleeding off. It is not uncommon for this to happen on chrysler vehicles with your style fuel pump module.

The first thing i would do is check fuel pressure with a fuel pressure gauge. The will be a test port on the fuel rail. You should see roughly 50 psi of pressure and it should hold pressure with the key off. If fuel pressure drops the regulator is bad and the fuel pump assembly in the fuel tank will need to be replaced. this will require dropping the fuel tank from the vehicle.

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Posted on Feb 22, 2012

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    Jeremy W. Feb 25, 2012

    Instead of cranking it try this.

    Turn the key on but do not try to start. Wait 5 seconds and turn the key off. Repeat this 3 or 4 times and the last time start the vehicle. If it fires up every time when you do this I almost gaurantee it is a fuel issue.

  • traxx67 Apr 28, 2012

    Yes this worked bad fuel pump it was discovered changed problem solved thank you!



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