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Trouble starting In the morning or if the car has been sitting, it has trouble or the starter cranks to long before it will start. The engine runs fine no missing or anyother problems its just at the start up.

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  • rosasr Dec 21, 2008

    Since I don't have a pressure gauge, I thought I would replace the fuel filter since this was my moms car and we don't know how long it's been since it was changed. I mentioned the problem to the guy at the parts store when buying the filter and he said it was probably the Air Charge Temp. Sensor. I replaced it first and it did the trick.

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Check the fuel prssure when this problem arises you should have 35 to40 psi with the key in the run postion and should hold steady. if it dose not you may have a problem with the pump holding line pressure. i would also look to see if you are getting a voltage singal to the pump when the key is truned to the run postion you should see battery voltage for at least 15 seconds our more. good luck let me know if i can help fruther

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  • kevin carpenter Dec 22, 2008

    will i guess you can learn somthing every day, i have not heard off a temp sensor causing this problem but any thing is possible . glad i could help

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