WHEN STARTING THIS CAR IT TENDS TO HESITATES OR...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1999 Plymouth Acclaim
  • 207,000 miles

When starting this car it tends to hesitates or kinda cranks for a second or two. Had the starter checked and it was good.

Friday, March 22nd, 2013 AT 4:39 PM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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  • 68,409 posts

The most common cause of the engine cranking for an extended period of time before starting is a weak fuel pump or the system has a leak and is losing pressure which requires the pump to rebuild pressure. Check the pump pressure and pressure drop off to see if it is within the manufacturer's specs.

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Friday, March 22nd, 2013 AT 5:36 PM

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