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I just bought a 04 Saturn Vue and after I have it running awhile to go somewhere I come back out and it wants to start hard. It cranks awhile but if I let off the key n hit it again while I'm on the gas pedal a little bit then it starts but I have to stay on the gas a minute after it does start I was wondering what it could be.


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you should scan the engine and check the coolant temperature and also look at your fuel trims. You could be running rich and flooding it. That's why it starts easier when you step on the gas. Lets in more air. Next time it doesn't start normally try holding the gas pedal to the floor. That will tell the engine to stop the fuel and clear it out if it is flooding. If it starts sooner that way you should look into why it's running rich. Coolant temp reading too cold, fuel pressure regulator leaking fuel through the vacuum line.

that would be a couple general things to look at


   
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