Mechanics

CAR DELAYING STARTING AFTER FUEL PUMP WAS PUT IN

1995 Dodge Stratus • 4 cylinder Automatic • 200,000 miles

I just had a new fuel pump installed a couple weeks ago. Since then, when I would try to start the car I have to crank it at least 3 times before the car will start. It would crank, just not start.

And the past 2 days when I go to try and start it after it has been sitting for a little time, it won't start.I have to sit there for about 10 minutes before it will actually start.

And now I just went out to start it and it just cranks but won't start.I have sat out there for 30 minutes and it still has not started this time. I drove it earlier this morning and it has ony been sitting about 4 hours. But now won't start. This morning it took it about 10 minutes to start but it eventually did. But not now.

Any ideas?

Also since I got the new fuel pump put in when I go get gas, the gas pump kicks off every couple of seconds and fuel spurts back out onto the ground. It takes about 10 minutes to put $20 worth of gas in because it clicks off every couple seconds and makes a gurgling sound. Don't know if that has anything to do with it either.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Buddhaluv79
September 13, 2012.



The difficulty in refueling is a fault with the EVAP system whereby the venting system is clogged and this can result in difficult in starting as well.

Check the fuel pump installation. It could be related.

If the Malfunctioning Indicator Light is indicating, get the trouble codes retrieved and let us know what it is.

KHLow2008
Sep 13, 2012.