'93 3800 Transport is taking longer and longer to "catch" when starting

Asked by Mar 16, 2014 at 04:39 PM about the 1993 Pontiac Trans Sport 3 Dr SE Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Battery seems to easily turn over engine but it is taking longer each time to "catch/start",
- what needs to be replaced ? ( 193K miles ) Up to a couple weeks ago it always started
within a second. I tried to just turn it on to "pump it up" a few seconds before engaging
starter but that didn't help the issue any.

6 Answers

104,075

Does it do this only on first start of the day or every time you try to start it?

Every time , but the longer it sits - the longer it takes to start

TourNut : Also it runs rough at first but after less than a mile it runs fine on the highway

104,075

Sounds like your fuel pressure regulator is going bad.

Best Answer

Thanks , I've ordered one from NAPA ( Echlin : 3 yr warranty) I'll get a filter , too

That was it ; replaced Fuel pressure regulator , also fuel filter which was rusted so bad the hose nipple broke off pulling it out of the "quick connect"

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