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Fuel delivery problem upon start-up

Changed the fuel filter, as I was advised that this may be the issue, but no change. Vehicle (1994 Dodge Spirit 4 cyl 2.5L) acts as if it's not getting fuel upon start-up, (warm or cold the same) ignition turns over and over, and it is necessary to "pump" the gas pedal to get the engine to fire. This typically can take many tries, and several minutes. Also, it seems that there may be some sort of obstruction between the gas tank, and the gas cap, as when filling the tank, the pump backs up on itself, and gas splashes out of the car, making it necessary to pump VERY slowly. I would think that the fuel pump could not be the issue, as this would precent the car from EVER getting gas, and because once the car starts, it runs fine.

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  • blkhair_blue Jan 17, 2009

    What? I just bought the car and it has done this since I have owned it (About 1 1/2 weeks) Depending on which issue you are wanting more info on.... obviously the problem with the gas backing up, occurs DURING a fill up, and I have no Idea when the starting problem began to occur. The vehicle has less than 76k on it, and it has a new timing belt, and related parts. Timing is set properly (had that checked) has new plugs, rotor, and cap, could probably use new wires. But the issue is not with the timing, the car runs beautifully AFTER it gets started, just takes an act of God to start! What about fuel pressure regulator?



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Hello, when did this problem start, right after a fill up, after sitting all night after a fill up or something to that effect. Please give more info

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