Thanks for taking my question. I have a friend that is retired and she just purchased a used 1999 Aurora that is in great shape. But now that the car is home and it is hard to start in the mornings. It turns over strong but it just won't start. After attempting to start it over and over it finally slowly catches and start. When you get it started in the morning it will do good all day even if you let it sit for a while. The car has all the bells and whistles that could come in it and it is a beautiful car with this one problem. Can you help us figure it out? Thanks again for your time.
The problem that you are describing to me simply sounds like it is the fuel pump, at night when your car sits idle all of the fuel drains out.
In order to re-prime the system on a cold start-up ”first thing in the morning” you need to cycle the ignition on and off. Turn your ignition on to the start position not the run position, just far enough to get your dash lights on then wait 2 seconds then turn it off, and repeat this process about 4 times then try and start your car. If at this point your car starts right up your fuel pump is your culprit, so I would suggest installing a new fuel pump. It could possibly just be a fuel pump relay switch which limits the amount of voltage to the pump.
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