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Old 26 Nov 2017, 07:50 pm
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Default Re: 2007 pt cruiser engine needs to start twice

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Originally Posted by rckstein View Post
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Your PT sounds like it has the same problems as mine when the fuel pump was going out. After sitting overnight, it would have a long crank on a cold engine. But after starting and repeatedly shutting down and restarting numerous times throughout the day, it would run fine. Then hard to start again the next morning.

There is no fuel filter and you can have a fuel system pressure test done. Which I did have and the fuel pump was supplying enough pressure and the fuel injectors were not leaking down. Apparently there is a check valve in the fuel pump that was not holding the system pressure overnight but slowly leaking down. Had the fuel pump replaced 08/14 and has fired up within a few seconds ever since.

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So the trick I tried "turning the key to ON and wait then start" does not work? I thought when the fuel pump starts working, the pressure will be built up even if there is a pressure leak. I found this trick when I searched the internet.

Thank you for your reply. Then do you have any idea how to check if the pump is failing?
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