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When starting my 2003 Olds Silhouette I have to let it crank for a while for it to start. This just started this past week after my son used it and put in some gas. I filled the tank after he had used it and I thought the gas cap was not on tight but I did not get the warning light on the dash, I had that several years ago. I don't know if the cap being loose can have an effect. Once I get it started it runs and sounds fine. If I restart it shortly after shutting it off it starts fine but if it sits for an hour or so I have a hard time starting it again. Any ideas would help. Thank you,

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This is a very common symptom when the fuel pump is about to fail. You need to get it diagnosed which most likely means leaving with a shop for a couple days so they can experience the problem and do testing

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