the car will start after it has sat there for a couple of hours what could be the problem

Asked by Sep 08, 2016 at 08:51 PM about the 2001 Mercury Sable

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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When it does not start. You should check fuel pressure. The pump might be over heating that needs to cool down before it will work again.

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If the pump checks out ok, I would next look at the emissions purge systems as they can cause starting problems on a lot of cars, I just can't swear if it would apply to yours because I don't know the specifics of your system. I do know that Hyundias are notorious for these problems and it is usually caused by overfilling the fuel tank that causes the parts to fail.

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