Hard to start

Tiny
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  • 2004 HONDA PILOT

Electrical problem 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 70,000 miles

My car is hard to start sometimes like once a month or so. Just replaced the original battery. Had battery and alternator checked and everything checks out fine. When it is hard to start it is usually after being outside for 8 hours or so. The starter is definitely cranking but just won't turnover until about the 3rd try.

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Thursday, January 7th, 2010 AT 3:49 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

This sound like you have a weak fuel pump that is not pressurizing the system fast enough which is a common problem. Here is a guide that will help you test the pressure and another to help you get the pump changed out.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-electric-fuel-pump

diagrams for your car are BELOW it looks like you can get to it by removing the back seat.

Please let us know what you find ;)

Cheers, Ken

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