1996 dodge caravan

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Old 05-29-04, 05:00 PM
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1996 dodge caravan

when the car has been standing for a while its hard to start it turns over many times then starts. if i get out of car and get back in soon it starts right away .any help
 
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Old 05-29-04, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by jim millett
if i get out of car and get back in soon it starts right away .any help
Sounds spooky to me. Maybe you need a remote starter to keep the car happy.
 
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Old 05-30-04, 05:35 PM
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i was looking for ideas not jokes but tks anyways i think? is there anyway the gas can be the problem , the gas filter ,its like i have to turn it over too many times . like priming a pump and then once is starts its ok for awhile .but when its been sitting for awhile you have to turn it over to prime it again.like a water pump and the check valve is open is there something like that in the car that could be letting the gas go back to the gas tank ?????
 
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Old 05-30-04, 06:49 PM
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It is possible the fuel pump is weak or siphoning back in the tank. Your going to have to put a fuel pressure gauge on it to determine that.
You gotta admit, it's a little strange to get out of the car and back in to make it start. I'm sure you meant something different, it just didn't come out that way.
 
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Old 05-30-04, 08:40 PM
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i ment when the car is parked all night and i start it in the morning its hard to start. if i take a trip to the store to buy stuff and get back into the car its starts right up or stop to get gas ,it starts right up but if it is not run for awhile its hard to start
 
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Old 05-31-04, 02:16 AM
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i ment when the car is parked all night and i start it in the morning its hard to start. if i take a trip to the store to buy stuff and get back into the car its starts right up or stop to get gas ,it starts right up but if it is not run for awhile its hard to start
I understand what you meant. Like I said, your going to have to check the fuel pressure when it won't start.
 
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