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My 99 taurus will not start sometimes when it gets too cold out... i have to keep turning the key until i hear the fuel-pump kick on and then i can turn the key all the way over and then only will the car finally i in need for a new fuel pump, or is it an electrical problem....or something else?

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Can not give you an answer based on a guess
Have it checked out,at a repair shop

Posted on Oct 08, 2010


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