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4oldcars

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PostSubject: Hard start   Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:54 pm

My 96 RMW with 78K miles is a little slow to start. Instead of firing right up, it turns and turns - just a few seconds - but never fails to start. And when driving slow thru the neighborhood, it feels like it's missing a lick. I changed the plugs and wires, no cheap venture, and that is the limit of my capabilities. If I take this to a shop, what am I likely looking at? Any ideas? Guesses?
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PostSubject: Re: Hard start   Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:40 pm

A fuel pressure test gage is relatively inexpensive. Check what the fuel pressure at the rail builds to when the key is first turned.
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PostSubject: Re: Hard start   Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:32 pm

Maybe fuel pump? Common problem and probably expensive if a shop does it. Not sure, but maybe $400 to $500?

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PostSubject: Re: Hard start   Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:16 pm

I just solved my hard start issue a few weeks ago by replacing the fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator and fuel filter. I borrowed the fuel pressure test kit from advance auto and my pressure was good but would drop off when leaving the key in the run position. I suspect my main hard start issue was the fuel pressure regulator. I got an estimate from my regular shop and they wanted $838.72 to replace the three items. I did the work myself for about $300 and that included the sending unit along with the fuel pump. The shop did not include the sending unit in the estimate. My wagon now starts immediately, it's wonderful.
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PostSubject: Re: Hard start   Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:38 pm

Thanx for all the help. Now I know what I lookin at.
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