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Difficulty starting

(1995 Dodge Stratus)
in Carpinteria, CA on July 02, 2009
It takes a while for the engine to start for the first time everyday but once it starts i don't have any problems starting it the rest of the day, go figure????
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on July 02, 2009
This is pretty common on Dodge - Jeep - Chrysler vehicles. The Fuel Pump has a check valve that keeps up the Fuel pressure when the engine is shut down. This way when you crank the engine, the Fuel Pressure is ready for the Injectors. When the pressure holding check valve becomes worn out, it may take 10 or more seconds to build up pressure in the fuel rail to be useful for the injectors. The system will bleed down a little if you stop to get a bite to eat, but over night the system will bleed all the way down, which explains your puzzling sympton. Eventually the pump will go out all together. I would not vacation in your car like this. happy 4th!
on July 02, 2009
Thank you for your solution to my "difficulty starting" problem, sounds like you hit the nail right on the head!! I really appreciate your prompt response, it gives me time to try & do something about it today!
on June 10, 2010
dude its you coils, there like your plug wires put a tester wire on each end of the shank and test he wires if that doesnt help change EGR valve but get a junkyard EGR cause they are 100$ new if none of that works then ya its either your fuel lines or fuel system
on July 07, 2010
Just changed my EGR and my car still has a problem. I'm thinking that I need to check the wires/plugs. Car currently starts up, but I have to pump the gas a few times to keep the engine going.
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