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2004 Pontiac Montana Question: When starting my van it takes 2-3 cranks before it starts. It was 2 now it is 3

 

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angel015, Sarasota, FL, March 14, 2013, 11:31
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The van runs great once you can get it started.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13472 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper March 14, 2013, 12:41
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    is your ck eng light on? if so scan codes and post so we can adv. poss fuel pressure regulator is letting fuel pressure bleed off and car takes a crank or 2 to build pressure again

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    angel015, March 14, 2013, 14:24
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    It was on before for awhile and then went off and has not come back on. Most post I read says it could be my anti-theft system.

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    rpclements March 14, 2013, 17:00
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    I've had that problem as well and i find a fuel injection deep clean does wonders!

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    angel015, March 15, 2013, 17:54
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    We put a fuel injector cleaner in the gas tank, all the time. It is not hestitating or sputtering. It just won't crank over the first time like it always used to. Now It takes 2 and 3 times cranks before it starts.

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    rpclements, March 16, 2013, 08:46
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    When you say doesn't crank over the first time do you mean it cranks over but just doesn't start right away? I'm a little confused. If it doesn't crank that means nothing happens or no crankshaft turn over when you hit key.. When last time you did good tune up on it? Also, fuel injection cleaner in the tank a little different than doing deep cleaning.

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    angel015, March 16, 2013, 12:40
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    I mean it cranks over but won't start until the 3rd crank.

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