Hard Start...Still

Phil and Judy Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Mon Jan 13 16:40:02 EST 2003

At 8:10 PM +0000 1/13/03, Jobe Tichy wrote:
>Could this be the infamous fuel pump check valve?  Reading the archives, it
>appears the check valve really is the culprit on hard hot starts, not cold.
>Is this true?  It's a cheap part ($14 from Rod) so I figure this will be the
>next check.  Does anyone have any BTDT with replacing the check valve?  Does
>the pump have to come out?

Here's what I know--posted just 3 weeks ago.

At 9:52 AM -0500 12/21/02, Phil Rose wrote:
>The check valve screws directly into the top of the pump. It's listed
>with a p/n in the Family Album. It might be possible to remove and
>replace the valve without removing the whole pump, but I sorta doubt
>it. Chris Miller's site has a section on fuel pump replacement and
>photos that might show the valve w/ old-style pump. I believe my
>photos show the new (slim) pump set-up (without check valve).

>  FINALLY, does anyone have any other suggestions
>for the hard start?  Would the fuel accumulator have anything to do with it?

Pressure rehgulator is a common source of starting problems in the
V8s.Any place the fuel line could be losing pressure (leaking) could
have something to do with it.

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