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FUEL PRESSURE DROPS WHEN PUMP STOPS.HARD TO START

HAVE TO CRANK SEVERAL TIMES TO GET IT TO START FUEL PRESSURE IS ZERO THEN PUMP KICKS IN WHEN KEY ON AND PRESSURE STARTS TO BUILD IF YOU BUMP IT 3 TIMES IT WILL START EASIER BECAUSE FUEL PRESSURE BUILDS

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The fuel pressure check valve in the electric fuel pump has failed, you will have to replace the fuel pump, it is in the gas tank, also replace the filter at the same time or the warranty on the new pump will be voided.

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