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96 grand am 3.1 L engine occasionally will not start. Try starting about 7am, if it does not start then it will not start until about 3 or 4 pm. Any ideas as to why this is happening?

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  • sameebaby May 02, 2010

    Fuel pump is about a year old and the last time the car had not been running for over a day. When I went to go to work on Monday morning it would not start. It then started about 3pm. Left the car at the mechanics for a week and it started every day. The fuel regulator is leaking so I am going to get that changed and see if that fixes the problem.

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Maybe fuel pump is hot and shuts down then when cool will start?

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