Q: 2008 dodge avenger crank no start

asked by on September 19, 2017

When i start my car for the first time everyday it does fine but if i turn it off it will not start it trys to but wont i have to sit for 45 mins to an hour before i can get it to start again

My car has 208000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hi Becky. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases, a hard to start problem like this is fuel system related, possibly a damaged mass air flow sensor, fuel pump or dirty fuel / air filters or fuel injectors. Since there are so many possible sources of this issue, it’s probably best to have a professional mechanic come to your location and complete an onsite inspection.

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