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Q: Having trouble starting my car after it sits for a long period of time

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So once my 2000 fire-bird sits for a long period of time takes it numerous time to crank for it to turn on. Now I just got a brand new fuel pump installed in it so dont know what the issue is anymore. Any suggestion or tips would be greatly appreciated.

My car has 100000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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