Engine Performance problem
1993 Mercury Villager 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 190000 miles
When cold or sitting several hours, turn key, hear the fuel pump turns on and then stops. At this point I turn on the starter and it turns the engine but the engine will not start. I then turn the key off, then on and the fuel pump turns on and stops. I repeat the cranking sequence for a total of three times before the car will start. Fuel filter is changed regularly at 10K miles. This has been a problem for several years. This starting problem is only when engine cold or has been off for several hours. During operation, the engine runs smoothly with no stumbling. It is just the starting which is a problem. I have burned out one starter already due to the large amount of cranking to start the auto when cold. Check engine light is not on.
Sunday, August 30th, 2009 AT 11:54 PM