'98 3.8l hard to start, fuel pressure related, looking for help
I recently had an intake go bad, before that time I didn't have this problem. After I got it back when starting, the first crank just cranks with no fire, the second crank starts right up. If you hold the first crank real long, it still doesn't fire but it seems to load up the engine, the second crank starts it but it smells loaded. I took it back to the garage who installed the new intake and he checked the fuel pressure, we were originally thinking fuel pump. He describes it as something sticking in the fuel system as if the presure comes up right away but it won't maintain. My wife said that he described it was as a pressure valve was sticking. I didn't get to speak to him yet, but it is as if something on the fuel rail regulating pressure is going bad, does this sound familliar with anyone? Once started, it runs fine. Keep in mind that this is a wife'* translation of what the mechanic diagnosed.
Thanks in advance....