1998 Dodge Avenger Car does not start on warm days

Tiny
HUNTER132
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  • 1998 DODGE AVENGER
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
Sense I bought this car in the summer, my car did not start unless I drove it everyday. Now that it's winter, it starts up the first time, regardless of how long it has been sitting. Recently up here in the north, we had a warm spell, and I am having the same problem. Car will only start if sitting if it is below 20 degrees, or if I let the fuel pump run a couple times. The fuel pump and the filter were recently replaced. Any thoughts?
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Monday, March 1st, 2010 AT 9:48 AM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Sounds like fuel pressure is bleeding off through a leaking fuel injector. This happens on my Caravan with 378,000 miles. The solution has been to turn the ignition switch to "run" and wait a few seconds until the fuel pump turns off, then crank the engine. That couple of seconds is enough time to build fuel pressure in preparation for starting.

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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 AT 1:09 PM

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