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My 96 Eldo sometimes requires about a 10 sec crank over to start. This seems excessive compared to my ...
My 96 Eldo sometimes requires about a 10 sec crank over to start. This seems excessive compared to my other vehicles. I don't put my foot on the gas at all and at times I smell gas too. Runs great once running and the mileage on my last trip averaged 22+mpg. What's up?
I just bought a 96 sts and before we left town it had a 5 second crank which I thought was weird. So I turned it off and tryed it again and it started right up but I did smell some gas but nothing on the ground. Does this sound like a FP regulator problem?
I'm betting on the fuel pressure regulator. When the recall is done to replace the fuel rail, they re-use the original FPR, so having the recall done won't fix anything. If it's losing pressure due to cracking of the fuel rail, you will smell gas. You still need to get the fuel rail recall done even if you replace the FPR before that, or you could have them put a new FPR on it while they're doing the recall. Not sure what that would cost.