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Old 04-01-2008, 10:32 PM   #11
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there is no fuel pressure guage in the car

you need an external guage to be able to read it. It screws into the schreider valve on the fuel railv

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You might have a vapor lock problem. When you open the gas cap does air escape and make a noise? Maybe you could try taking the cap off for a short time to see if it makes a difference and if it does pick up a new cap at Wal Mart or something that allows the gas tank to breathe. New caps aren't too expensive. I'm not sure but just a suggestion.
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The gas cap doesn't make a sound when removed but i was thinking that it could possibly be the problem too. It is kind of warped at one side of it. Could this possibly still be the problem ?
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Before we get too far off track or what it could be, do as Haro said and put a fuel pressure tester on the fuel rail, and let us know the numbers.
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I had a similar problem that I fought for quite a while and I just lived with it.

What it turned out to be was a bad battery. When I would first start the car, the battery voltage would drop until the alternator took over and then the car would run fine.

Hard to believe, but true.

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Did it start right away when you
jumped it ? Because i've jumped it
a few times becuase the battery is
very old and it still does the same thing.
It Took my mom 213 trying to start it one time !
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Try swapping batteries with another car. Sometimes batteries are so weak that even jumping won't help. Also remove the rubber boots from the battery cables & clean off all the corrosion.
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could it be fuel pressure regulator ??
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Before we get too far off track or what it could be, do as Haro said and put a fuel pressure tester on the fuel rail, and let us know the numbers.
lets follow archrons advice and slow down with the guesses till then.
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Could this have been caused by spark plugs hooked up wrong ?
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