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Q: My car has to be cranked two or three times before it starts. New spark plugs did not help.

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My car has to be cranked 2-3 times before it will start. New plugs did not help. Fuel pressure has been checked. This car has been well maintained since new. This has been a problem for about 6 months. My mechanic has no idea what to try next.

My car has 125000 miles.

Usually when it takes multiple times to ignite, it’s due to an obstruction of fuel or difficulty mixing the fuel / air correctly. I would have your mechanic inspect the mass air flow sensor, the EGR valve and the fuel injectors for excessive debris or carbon build-up.

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