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Cranking why does my car crank so long before it starts after it sits for a period of time, I was told that the fuel filter could not be changed because it was tight that they were afraid the fuel lines would brake. When the car starts it runs great with no problems. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHY THANKS CARL

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Hello Carl
I would say It sounds just like the fuel filter, And I believe that Napa sell a kit you can buy just because its a problem on all those olds, I suggest You look for a Mechanic that can do the job for you, Some people just don't want to do the extra work, We do it all the time in our shop, If you were in upper Mich, I would be more than happy to fix your car. Carl I hope this can help you out Call Napa or another Parts store or even a olds dealership. I truly think that is your problem I have seen it many times before, I have done this before to carl Is to take a piece of Plastic and a couple of bread ties, Now wrap both end of the fitting on your fuel filter with the plastic, now use the bread ties to hold plastic in place and fill the plastic around both fitting with JB 80 or another lube with a Plastic spray tube on it push it thru the top on the wrapping and fill it up with oil repeat the oil fill every couple of days 4 or 5 for a couple of weeks and then the fuel filter should come off without breaking the lines. Thats just one Idea that may work before going the other route, If you need more explaination get back to me I will check back later today. I sure hope that help you out Carl. Bear001 Thanks

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  • bear001 Jul 20, 2008

    You Are very much welcome anytime you can ask me . Thanks for the great words of kindness. If you need anything else just ask me, Take Care



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