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Q: My cars having a starter issue,i have to press on rhe gas and turn on the key on 1997 Saturn SL1

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It takes about 5 mins before it actually starts . It sounds like the fuel pump but when i put my ear to the gas tank i hear the pump turn on .. when i got the car it was rigged up (electricly) couple months it didnt want to start, i took it to an electrical mechanic and he made it start but the way i explained before, oh n afterci start it ,its easier to start it until the following day or as long as it stays active. If anyone has any answers or suggeztions for me i would really apprecciate it
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Have it scanned to check tps. Mechanic will know! Hold gas pedal half way down while cranking!!!! Then have it scanned!
Is there any way i can check myself to make sure? When i turn it on i hear it come on but the humming stops a couple seconds later.
Is it suppose to stay humming ?
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It will run for around 3 seconds if you just turn the key to run and not start your engine. That is to prime the fuel system before starting the engine. If yours takes longer after sitting overnight, try to cycle the key from off to run several times before starting the engine, it will start sooner without cranking the engine forever before it starts. You are probably acting like it's a carbureted engine, trying to pump the gas as the older cars with carburetors had to be done. If the fuel pressure is there, then it will start.
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