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My sentra takes about 4mins to start in the morning.

My car takes along time to start in the morning and u need to pump the accelerator pedal before it starts. without accelerating it will go till it kills the battery. changed the distributor cap, purged it, changed the quickstart thigie in the egine and the problem is there. need suggestions.

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Try turning the key to the on position for 3 seconds, then off again, do that 3 times to "prime" the fuel back to the injectors becuase it seems your fuel is leaking back down to the tank. If thats the case, then your leaking fuel somewhere, either the pressure regulator, checkvalve in pump, etc. Pull the vacuum line off the regulator and if you see any fuel replace it, otherwise its probably the fuel pump crapping out on you.

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Check the fuel system. make sure that the fuel filter is clean and working. Also check the choke settings. It seems that the choke is not engaging. try to press the accelerator all the way to the floor before starting the car.This will engage the choke. Then push it at least half the way down and try to start it. If not , the choke is the problem.

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