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Old 04-07-2005, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently i have been experiancing difficulty starting the car. Its mostly on a hot start. The engine just cranks and sounds as if it may be getting flooded. I usually have to try at least 3 times to get the car to start when it has the difficulty. The problem has progressivly been getting worse over the last couple days, and now it is having trouble with cold starts as well. I have replaced the thermostat, put in new bosch distributor cap, rotor, wires and plugs. Could the problem be a fuel filter? Maybe an injector going out? Please Help!
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Recently i have been experiancing difficulty starting the car. Its mostly on a hot start. The engine just cranks and sounds as if it may be getting flooded. I usually have to try at least 3 times to get the car to start when it has the difficulty. The problem has progressivly been getting worse over the last couple days, and now it is having trouble with cold starts as well. I have replaced the thermostat, put in new bosch distributor cap, rotor, wires and plugs. Could the problem be a fuel filter? Maybe an injector going out? Please Help!
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Sounds like a fuel filter to me... because if it was faulty injectors I think it would cut out under throttle too.

Try replacing it and see what happens.. it's only like 15 dollars and takes all of the 5 minutes to replace (right rear under car).. held on by one screw.
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Sounds like a fuel filter to me... because if it was faulty injectors I think it would cut out under throttle too.

Try replacing it and see what happens.. it's only like 15 dollars and takes all of the 5 minutes to replace (right rear under car).. held on by one screw.
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I have purchaced one and am going to change it out. Thanks for the suggestion. It is most appriciated.
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