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2002 Saturn SL - Periodic problem with it starting.

I'm having periodic problems with my car starting right away, especially after it's been sitting about 6-8 hours. It will crank, but won't fire on the 1st try, but generally does right away when I turn the key the second time. How can I tell if it's my fuel pump or something else?

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Absolutely positive this is the fuel pressure regulator. it's on the injector rail on the right side of the rail on the rear of the head. easy to fix yourself. $40 or so.

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    I also wanted to mention that it's a VERY common s-series problem


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Sounds like the idle air control valve. Fuel filter, plugs and wires, could also be the fuel injectors. Take it to Auto Zone they will diagnoses it for free. .

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