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Intermittent problem where car turns over but doesn't start. Wait 24 hours, starts immediately and continues to do so for weeks...then same thing. Replaced starter change in behavior. don't think its fuel pump because it runs steady smooth, almost seems like fuel pump refuses to work at certain times...can't reproduce problem for my mechanic...waits until Im going to work in AM...any help greatly appreciated

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Check fuel pump relay and when it stops check for spark at the spark plug lead.

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SOURCE: 2004 f150 starter wont start

have a look at ur starter to see if its lined up as ive had the same thing in a food zodiac it dont take much to be off
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SOURCE: My 1994 F-250 Powerstroke will quit running and then not start.

I am going to assume that your engine is a power stroke engine since you had the camshaft sensor changed. If your wait to start light isn't coming on then your PCM is not getting powered up or your truck is in PCM reset. In order for your truck to start your PCM needs to power up and the first sign that your PCM isn't powering up is that the wait to start light isn't coming on when you turn on your ignition. You are going to have to check your power and grounds to your PCM and your PCM relay. More then likely you are going to find your problem there. If not then I would say that you have a bad connection with your battery or something is shorting out your 5 volt reference signal that your PCM sends out to your sensors. If you need more information then this let me know. Good luck.

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SOURCE: intermittent no start, very strange, very confusing

Sounds like fuel pump going out. I was told by a friend that the pump can get stuck and that by knocking on the fuel tank or by attempting to start that it can kick the pump out of the bad spot and it will start. But it is a sign that it needs to be replaced.

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SOURCE: my wait to start goes off immediately. i replaced

glow plug controller

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SOURCE: '88 Ford Bronco II, 2.9L

sounds like it could be the relay. also this one has 2 pumps I think, one in the tank LP and one on the rail just under the driver. 2 relays also one for each.

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