1997 Cadillac Deville My car wont start the first try

Tiny
SEHOUJAY
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  • 1997 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 24,580 MILES
Hello everyone im havin a problem with my car that has been going on for the past 4 months or so. Everyday when I go and start my car, I put the key in the ignition and turn it but instead of starting my engine makes this noise like its trying to start but cant. After the second or third try it finally starts, the weird thing is that once the car starts, I can turn it off and on and it doesnt make that problem, it only does it after the car has been parked for a few hours.I took it to a meineke mechanic and he said its not the starter, he said its most likely the fuel filter, but I have recently replaced my fuel filter about 4 months ago. He also said it might be the fuel pump. Since the fuel pump is very expensive I would like to replace or clean any other components that might be the reason for my engines misfiring.I have replaced all 8 spark plugs, and wires, I have also recently cleaned the fuel injectors (the $3 bottle you put in the tank), my mechanic also replaced a faulty o2 oxygen sensor that was badly burned just yesterday. With that said what can be the problem to this annoying and humiliating problem?
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Friday, December 21st, 2007 AT 7:51 PM

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Tiny
BLACKOP555
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Can you please describe the sound better.

Is the enging cranking just not turning over?

Or is it not cranking
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Saturday, December 22nd, 2007 AT 8:30 AM
Tiny
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If it is just clicking, ck the battery terminals for tightness and corrosion, or it needs a new battery
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Saturday, December 22nd, 2007 AT 8:57 PM
Tiny
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Co-worker just had the same issues. Once the enginge is warm, it will start every time. Cold after sitting a couple of hours could take 4-5 trys if not more. There is a check valve in the pump after so long I think it leaks past or the vavle is bad. You could do a flow test to see what the pump is pushing, volume wise? But I think your pump is toast, it should make a crisp whirrling sound when you turn the key to run with engine off. Listen with the cap off and have someone turn the key on. I'll bet it sounds slugish. I have seen these pumps die slow and agonizing death! So be warned sooner or later it will go no more, just when is the question.
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Tuesday, December 25th, 2007 AT 9:39 AM

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