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1990 pontiac grand am cold start

Vehicle is having issues on cold start. Replaced the fuel pump relay, can hear the click from relay from under the hood, and can hear the fuel pump prime and buzz. Once car is started it is fine and cranks up fine after it is warmed up. What other problem could it be? Is there a cold start valve or something?

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Most likely fuel pump pressure problem..

Posted on Jan 22, 2013

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  • Kevin Henningson Jan 22, 2013

    What psi does it have to be at? I read that 42psi is about what it needs to be at but I am not sure on that.

  • Adrian Jaramillo
    Adrian Jaramillo Jan 23, 2013

    base fuel pressure is measured key on engine off. specs should be 32 to 36 psi..

  • Kevin Henningson Jan 23, 2013

    cool deal!! Thanks! I will check it this weekend and let you know the results.

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