1996 Cadillac Seville starting

Tiny
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  • 1996 CADILLAC SEVILLE
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 76,000 MILES
At times this car will not start. A shot of starter fluid and it cranks and runs fine. This does not happen all the time, just frquently enough to be a bother. The fuel presure regulator has been replaced, the 2 second pump-up is fine, fuel pressure us 55 lbs, even atstart-up. Car runs great once it starts. Seems this problem occures more frequently after the car has been idle for several days. Also, seems to be more of a problem since temperture change in the fall. We live in metro Atlanta where they use fomulated fuel in the summer for polution and I do not know if this might be a contributng factor. Have taken it to several mechanics but it starts for them so they cannot replicate the condidion to diagnose. Any suggestiond would be appreciated.
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Sunday, December 16th, 2007 AT 8:01 PM

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Tiny
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Any gas fumes under hood? Where did you buy the regulator at?
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Thursday, December 20th, 2007 AT 11:34 PM
Tiny
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Regulator from NAPA. No gasoline odors under hood. When car fires up it occassionally backfires once. No error codes on dash computer at time of not starting. This thing is a real mystery.
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Friday, December 21st, 2007 AT 4:58 PM
Tiny
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Go get a the sensor thats on top of the throttle body, sorry forget the name, its a little black rectangle, atmosphere pressure sensor, its not that expensive, may have to buy it at the dealer
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Friday, December 21st, 2007 AT 5:59 PM
Tiny
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I'll look for the sensor and replace it and let you know. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Friday, December 21st, 2007 AT 8:09 PM

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