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My car takes three to five turns of the ignition before starting in hot weather or driving for at least 20 minutes in mild weather. When filling up, a lot of air leaves the tank and the pump keeps kicking off every 0.2 gallons. I know that the car needs fuel and keep pumping. After about 2 gallons it takes the fuel without kicking off the pump. The battery, battery connections and the fuel filter are new and Auto zone said that the starter and the alternator are fine. Why do you think the car cannot take the heat?

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Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Amanda, It sounds like there is a problem with the pressure in your fuel tank. There can be multiple components that help to regulate this. I'm surprised that you're not seeing your check engine light on. You need to take it to a shop and get this diagnosed. This may be causing your hard start problem as well. Lori Johnson

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