My car has a cold start issue where I must pump the gas to get it to start? Any Ideas?
My car is 1992 Honda Prelude 2.3L Si w/ Fuel Injection
It could just be an issue with your fuel injectors. Get some fuel injector cleaner and see if this helps. Good luck!
On older vehicles this is typical in the winter time, however you are not normally required or suppose to pump the gas on fuel injected models. Try some gas line antifreeze (which is basically alcohol) the next time you fill up with gas. It's sold in small sized bottles for under $2.00 normally, and will help work any water in your fuel system out. If it seems to help after one tank of gasoline then try another bottle on your next fill up, and it'll help even more. It is different from fuel injector cleaner, which you can try as well as recommended by JThomp42.
I would recommend cleaning the fuel injectors and having your battery tested. While pumping the gas may seem to work, it may just be a random stroke of luck that it starts while you're pumping that gas. Make sure your battery has adequate cold crank amps.
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