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Turns over and over and over before starting

Hi, I just picked up a 1999 2.5L. I love it, but sometimes when I try to start it, it will turn over for maybe 5 seconds before starting, then other times it will crank just fine. Its got 91000 miles and I'm not sure whats been replaced on the motor. Anyone else have this problem or have any ideas?
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plugs wires... air cleaner... fuel injector cleaner... start there...
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Tired fuel pump or check valve.
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very true... could also be a similar problem to Erv's truck had a pressure drop off in the pump...
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I'm with the others, start with the basics and go from there. -Mike-
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Mine does the same, runs fine the rest of the time once its started, has new plugs and wires and I've run seafoam a few times.
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check your starter maybe
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wouldnt be the starter if it is actually cranking over. Start with the tune up basics being plugs and wires (especially if it has been over 80K miles on them) and a fuel filter never hurts about once a year. Also for a point of reference at 91K you're getting close to the recommended change interval for the timing belt (every 100K miles) although even if the belt breaks no damage will be done to the motor, you will just have a bad day and need a tow and to retime everything and replace the belt.
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