1999 Dodge Intrepid slow starting

Tiny
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  • 1999 DODGE INTREPID
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 165,231 MILES
The engine is slow to start sometime it turns over fine it just has to be turned over longer than normal but it always starts I installed a fuel pressure gage in line to check the fuel pressure but it always starts normally when the gage is installed the fuel pressure is about 2psi low and it bleeds down after sitting awhile
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Monday, July 13th, 2009 AT 12:37 PM

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Tiny
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How quickly does it bleed down? You may have a leaking injector or a bad check valve in the pump.
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 AT 5:58 PM
Tiny
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It takes about 3or 4 hours to leak down but it is intermittent, so I pulled the injectors hooked them up to the fuel line and pressurized the rail found two injectors seeping just a little. I had just installed a new set of remanufactured injectors about 5000 miles ago. I guess I got a couple of bad ones so I ordered a complete set of NEW ones and will put them in tonight I will let you know how it starts after I am finished.
Thank You for the input!
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Monday, August 10th, 2009 AT 12:12 PM
Tiny
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I'll watch for your response. I would like to know.
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Monday, August 10th, 2009 AT 7:27 PM
Tiny
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The new injectors fixed the problem it starts fine now! Sorry it took me so long to get back with the answer I have been working on a transmission problem on the same car it has been going into limp home mode and setting code 1776 ever since I had it overhauled I have changed the solinoid pack and that did not fix it so now I sent the TCM out for remanufacturing do you have any other ideas what could cause this?
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Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 AT 12:56 PM
Tiny
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P1776 is a transmission fault code. It is for Solenoid Switch Valve Latched in Low Reverse Position. It could be a valve body also. I've seen both replaced both for this code.
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Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 AT 1:16 PM

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