1999 Pontiac Sunfire Turning car on

Tiny
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  • 1999 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 137,000 MILES
When I try and turn my car on after sitting for 30 min or more, it hesitates for about 3-5 sec. If it sits for less then 30 mins it will start right up. Anyone know what the problem might be


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Friday, December 21st, 2007 AT 1:05 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds to me that the car is releasing gas pressure due to a damaged fuel line or a bad fuel pressure regulator!
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Friday, December 21st, 2007 AT 5:24 PM
Tiny
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Heres whats up, I just put a new engine into the car, and I know its not the engine because it started fine in the other car I took it out of. When I hold my key in the start position for 5 secs the car starts fine and like I said before if the engine is still warm it starts right away. I had a mechanic look at the fuel pump and the fuel filter and both of those were fine, if I did fix the fuel line or the fuel pressure regulator how much would that cost, also how big of a problem is this. Is it something I should get fixed right away?

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Saturday, December 22nd, 2007 AT 7:06 PM
Tiny
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Fuel line is relatively cheap no more then 20 for all the lines.

For the regulator, it will be in the neighboorhood of 30-60 bucks. It is a pretty necessary replacement.
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Saturday, December 22nd, 2007 AT 7:12 PM
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Do places charge a lot of labor on something like this?
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Saturday, December 22nd, 2007 AT 7:31 PM
Tiny
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About 2-3hours labor, I dont know what the shops charge per hour of service there, maybe 400 bucks for all.
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Saturday, December 22nd, 2007 AT 7:37 PM
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Thanks, im leaning towards it being a damaged fuel line, the car was in a front end collision before I purchased it, could this have caused damage to a fuel line?

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Saturday, December 22nd, 2007 AT 7:40 PM
Tiny
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That an many other things!
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Saturday, December 22nd, 2007 AT 7:48 PM
Tiny
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Yeah I had to replace the wiring to the headlights because they were broken only one light would shine, also the car had a blown head gasket so I put in a new engine from another sunfire and now everything works great accept for that stupid starting up! But thanks for all the help!
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Saturday, December 22nd, 2007 AT 7:50 PM

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