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Starter problem

Hi, I have a 2006 Ford Fusion and I have a remote starter in my car. When it is really cold and I use my remote starter it will just crank and never start. When it is cold out and I don’t use remote starter but I use acual key it takes several times to start it cranks a lot but eventually starts. Sometimes it takes awhile. However I never had this problem in the summer. I did have the remote starter taken out and replaced with a new one to see it that was the problem and it still does this. I have tried taking it in to the dealer and they have found nothing they say my best bet is to wait for it to actually not start then have it towed in then they may be able to tell why this continues to happen. Also once it starts it runs fine, but when it is cold out I’m never really sure if it’s going to start. It always cranks though. Please help, thanks.


The problem might be caused from a defective anti-drain back valve on the fuel pump assembly. This valve prevents the gasoline from draining out of the fuel rail(s)/line back into the gas tank as the vehicle sits.

To confirm if this is what the problem is, try starting the car with the ignition key. Only turn the ignition switch to the run position so the dash lights come on for two seconds, and then turn the ignition switch off. Repeat this a half dozen times and then try starting the engine. If the engine starts right up, the problem is with the anti-drain back valve on the fuel pump assembly.