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Q: The car won't start the first time in the morning and only starts after a few tries

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Its l200 k74 with4d56 engine manual cant start the first start in morning always need few attempt then its okay.

My car has 340000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi there. In many cases, the hard cold starting issues you’re experiencing are caused by fuel delivery issues or ignition timing problems. This could be caused by a dirty or faulty air fuel mixture sensor, dirty or clogged fuel injectors, the throttle body or a growing problem with a crankshaft position sensor.

In order to determine exactly what’s damaged, I recommend having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your location to complete an inspection to determine why the car is hard to start.

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