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2002 Dodge Caravan is very hard to start

I changed the fuel filter,thinking that was the problem, it was'nt. If I try to start it, it will only start if I push the accellorater to the floor and keep cranking. It will sprut and sputter and finally start. It runs rough for a while and I have to feather the accellorater to keep it running, once it warms up,it is fine. Any help?

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This sounds like the fuel pressure check valve in the fuel pump has failed, have a fuel pressure leak-down test run, the system should hold pressure noted at engine shutdown for 24 hours with o more than 5 PSI drop, if it leaks down u get air in the system and the symptom's u have described.

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Replaced everything even computor, it was the cold start sensor & thmostat and gasket, make sure the eng haa all air out of motor or won't work it takes a long time to make sure the air is gone and thomostat is open. and the car runs great and starts up cold without flooding plugs, it took us weeks to fine this problem with alot of people and dealerships not knowig how or what was wrong so don't waste your money with dealers they don't know what they are talking about, they told us to replace everything even the computor and al sensors under hood and fuel pump, which did not work.

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