Hard starting due to leaking fuel pump check valve on Chrysler Concorde

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A defective fuel pump check valve (which maintains fuel pressure in the system when the vehicle is not running) may lead to long cranking times or hard starting (sometimes with stalling). The fuel pump should be replaced. However, if these symptoms are accompanied by Check Engine Light illumination, there may be a problem with the engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 105,000 (100,000–110,000)
Engines affected: 3.3L V6, 3.5L V6
4 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
6 people reported this problem
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I am having the same problem. Four fuel pumps have been replaced in a one year period. This fuel pump must be defective.