1993 Plymouth Sundance hard start in the morning

Tiny
ANDY LARABIE
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  • 1993 PLYMOUTH SUNDANCE
  • 2.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
I just purchased this car - its in great shape and worth some work being done on it - the fuel injector has been replaced but it is a hard start after sitting for a period - say overnight or a workday
it takes 3 cranks and usually starts on the 3rd after which it will start right up and runs well
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Saturday, May 17th, 2014 AT 7:38 AM

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Tiny
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Check fuel pressure with a gauge autoparts rent it.
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Saturday, May 17th, 2014 AT 7:42 AM
Tiny
ANDY LARABIE
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It was checked at a repair shop but since it had been running it was good - its just at a cold start it happens
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Saturday, May 17th, 2014 AT 7:45 AM
Tiny
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HARD TO START-COLD ENGINE
Check spark plugs.
Check distributor (if applicable).
Ensure fuel pressure is correct.
Check ignition timing.
Check throttle position sensor and connector.
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Saturday, May 17th, 2014 AT 7:47 AM
Tiny
ANDY LARABIE
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It seems to drain the fuel from the line when it sits and takes too long to pressurize again -something in the line perhaps or the fuel pump maybe - fuel filter has also been replaced
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Saturday, May 17th, 2014 AT 7:51 AM
Tiny
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If it's tbi it shold have 39 psi you may have to turn key on and let set for 2 seconds before trying to start. Toher wise check to see if pressure stay s around 39 psi after car is shut off if should stay there a few minutes otherwise the pressure regulator may be shot. Then if this fails take it to the repair shop so they can look at it. I have no further suggestions.
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Saturday, May 17th, 2014 AT 7:55 AM

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