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Van won't start on it's own . But if I turn the key on and off 3 times engaging the fuel pump it starts right up. After driving it for a few minutes it will start fine for about 10 minutes.

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Fuel pump on its way out. Check fuel pressure when running. Also check / swap out the fuel pump relay with a known good relay.

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