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Poor engine start

I own a 2003 automatic Ford ZX2. When I go to start the car, it will not turn over the first time. Sometimes it takes 2 to 3 times to get it started, and then it shakes and has a hard time gettting going, like it is not getting enough gas or power. Once I start driving for more than 2 minutes, the car runs fine. The temperature is running normal. I have synthetic oil in the car now and have added fuel system cleaner, but it still starts rough. Any suggestions?

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The only thing that comes to mind is, the fuel pump may be weak and not pumping enough fuel when cold. check fuel pump pressure. or replace pump.

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