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Difficulty starting 1996 Cierra with 62,000 original miles. 3100 v-6. Sometimes it starts no problem...other times must give it a little gas. Air filter is fine...where should I go from here? With the age and low miles was thinking of fuel injector cleaner and changing of fuel filter. Purs like a kitten after starting.

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Could be throttle position sensor, idle air control motor, mass air flow meter, egr valve... if it hasn't had a tune up I would recommend it, since its over 12 years old those spark plugs and wires could use changing if it hasn't been done before.

Take it to a shop for diagnostics to be sure. It's hard to fix/diagnose something that is intermittant.

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