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My car sometimes starts and then dies. Other times it will not start until I turn the key on and off three times and then crank the engine. My mechanic says the car is fine, but this situation of unreliability is unacceptable

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Sounds like the fuel pump does not prime at times. Do this...Turn the Ignition key to the on position without starting the engine...You should hear the fuel pump running for 5 seconds.. Do this many times to insure it does run at everytime doing this procedure. If it does not work at times the oil pressure switch on the engine will need to be changed. The 3rd wire on that switch provides the priming needed to run the pump the first 5 seconds. When the engine oil pressure is reached the fuel pump relay takes over

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