This is your Fuel Pressure Regulator. And you won't get a code for this on the computer.
What's happening is:
The FPR is designed to maintain fuel pressure, even when the car is turned off. This is so once you're ready to start the car again, there's fuel pressure already at the engine ready to go.
When the FPR goes bad, it'll leak the fuel back to the tank when you cut the engine off. So when you try to restart it, you have to wait till the pump can get the fuel back up to the engine. This is why you have the excessive cranking.
Thursday, November 18th, 2010 AT 11:43 AM