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Hard starting, excessive crank time

Car cranks fine but does not fire up right away, crank for 5 to 10 seconds and have to try 2 or 3 diferent times, fuel pump has failed at least 3 times and been replaced, still sounds loud like it is working to hard.

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Try changing the fuel filter and turn the key on and off several times before starting engine. once running check the vaccum line on the fuel pressure regulator.the regulator can leak fuel from that connection.

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