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  • sidneycrosby
  • Dodge Dakota

I have a 1996 dodge dakota 157,000 5.2L V8 that takes 4-5 seconds to start. Most of the time it happens in the morning before I go to work and then after work. But when it is driven and turned off it starts up like normal. I replaced all plugs and wires. And also put seafoam in the gas tank.

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 AT 6:02 PM

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  • blackop555
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Sounds to me like a bad fuel pressure regulator bleeding off the pressure causing the fuel to have to be brought back up into the fuel rail to start.

Try turning the key on for 5 secs then off and repeat this 5 times then fire it up does it start right up? If so definetly fuel pressure regulator.

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 AT 9:55 PM

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