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FUEL PUMP MAYBE? is it common?

1997 oldsmoble 88 doesn't alway start. usually only when it hasn't been driven for it will start up right away. is it the fuel pump?

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Yes it is very likely it is a fuel pump sticking, to verify this buy a can of spray starter fluid, next time it won't start spray the starter fluid into theintake air hose on the engine, if it starts and then quickly shuts down u need a fuel pump, also replace the filter.

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