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1997 achieva hard to start sputters, runs fine

1997 achieva hard to start, starter turns fine but acts like it may not be getting enough fuel. Once you get it started it runs fine with no problems. Everytime you shut off the engine the whole routine starts over again.

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Sounds like the fuel pressure regulator,also make sure the fuel pump and sending unit are working properly. happened to 99 olds of mine! good luck

Posted on May 07, 2010

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Im having the same exact problem! but my temp gage is way over half but not on hot no smoke or anything???

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