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Old 02-05-2012, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by RonaldRegan View Post
I'm having the same problem...... No code either/check engine light. I took the battery to get checked. I was told I had a bad cell, replaced the battery and still no luck. Next I'm targeting the fuel filter. 138K miles original fuel filter..... after another expense just to throw a dart, hope this works.
Changing the fuel filter should help. What I surmise is happening is that car starts initially because of fuel pressure after the fuel filter. Once the fuel is used up after the filter, and because a cold car requires a richer mixture, the engine is essentially starved for fuel. Waiting for a while lets the system re-pressurize, slower than it should because of the clogged filter. At 138K you have gone well beyond the useful life if the filter, and need a new one in any case. Hopefully the new filter will solve your problem, and please post back with results.
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