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Periodically the car won't start. full tank, half, doesn't matter. can hear the fuel pump engage when starting. help?

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  • connielbrn Oct 07, 2008

    Car will not start intermittently. No pattern. After 20 minutes to 1hour it will start. Also will start if I pump the gas peddle and hold the key turn in the start position for 10-15 seconds.

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Periodically the car won't start, all the whistles and bells but not an engine sound, then it will start right up, then while driving eight miles per hour, it just died. Any ideas?

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