2000 Dodge Dakota Will not start properly

Tiny
CARTERJV
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  • 2000 DODGE DAKOTA
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
My truck has been having problems starting. It idles rough if you start it after ten mins of driving it. The guys at the store said it was not getting enough fuel pressure
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Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 12:49 PM

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Tiny
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Hi:
It could be fuel pressure. Is the check engine light on? Also, have you checked for vacuum leaks (especially near the EGR)? Finally, if you want to check the fuel pressure, it's not hard. Here is a "How To" video you can watch:

http://www.2carpros.com/dia/test_fuel_pressure.htm

The gauge being used can be purchased through 2carpros, or many parts stores will lend or rent one.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 6:42 PM

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