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1996 buick century v6 3.1L all of sudden not wanting to start but after a couple mins of turning key to start, finally starts and then runs great. now problem only occuring at starting of vehicle. once started, runs great.

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It sounds to me like the fuel system is not getting primed during the initial start up. By cycling the key several times, the fuel pump has time to deliver enough fuel to start the engine. The inexpensive way to go at this point is to change the fuel filter. It is cheap and one of the first things to check. Hope this helps.

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