CAR HAS 3100 ENGINE

  • Tiny
  • agruba
  • 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera
  • 108,000 miles

Car has 3100 engine. The problem is that is starts hard, starter has to turn over quite a few times before it will start. When the car has been sitting for a very long time. Days it will start right up. I changed the fuel filter which did not help. What else could be cousing this problem?

Friday, December 14th, 2012 AT 10:25 PM

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  • Tiny
  • JDL
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How long since overall tune-up? Are there any applicable trouble codes? When the problem occurs, have a helper crank it, while you visually check for spark at the spark plugs. If you have spark everywhere, use a gage and check fuel pressure.

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Friday, December 14th, 2012 AT 11:29 PM
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  • JDL
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Just to add, not only check for correct fuel pressure, see if fuel pressure will hold for a bit, with everything off?

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Friday, December 14th, 2012 AT 11:31 PM

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