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It runs fine but when it sits over night or for a period of

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it runs fine but when it sits over night or for a long period of time it is really hard to start
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: yea I have to crank it for like three four minutes every morning
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2001 Toyota celica gt
JA: Are you fixing your Celica yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I checked all the plugs put new coil packs new air filter new emissions purge solenoid
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: i took the throttle body off and cleaned it thoroughly
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 month ago.

Hello, thanks for posting

If the check engine light is not on when the engine is running it's most likely fuel pressure related, the fuel pump is designed to hold residual pressure, if it leaks down overnight then it may take a few tries of cranking the engine to get enough pressure to the injectors. It should be checked for that overnight with a fuel pressure gauge attached. The basic engine timing should also be checked.

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