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1996 Astro Hard starting. after 5-6 turns of the key it

Hard starting. after 5-6 turns of the key it starts and runs fine. If Van sits for a period of time, it takes 5-6 key turns to start.

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  • CarySchroeder May 11, 2010

    I'd start by checking the fuel system. Fuel filter first. also, if any leaks in the evaproative canister. Others may be able to pinpoint the problem more closely.

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