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Engine cranks 6 to 9 times before will start on my 1999 sunfire, 2.2litre. Has about 263,000 miles on it and runs smooth as silk after starting.

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Try turning the ignition on and off two or three times and pause a few seconds with the key in the on position. Then try to crank it to start. If it start easely after that it is your fuel pump not building proper presure

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I would start with the fuelpump, put a gauge on the feul line then start car and shut down, then watch to see if preasure drops, you may have a bad pump that drains down after shut down, then take a while to build preasure back up, start with this test first. hope this helps.

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