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January 26, 2010, 8:54 am


Question: I have an \'89 Land Rover Range Rover Classic. It is in excellent shape for a car that is 21 years

Hard starting and hesitation upon acceleration. Engine runs fine after it warms up. Has never done this before. Seems to run ok when the temp is warm. No other issues with vehicle currently.

January 30, 2010, 9:05 am

Ron W
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For all hard starting or engine performance issues, you should always start with the basics. Make sure the tune up items are done and check the charging and starting systems. The engine must have the basics done in order for it to be able to run correctly.

Your issue sounds like it may be fuel related. I would start with changing the fuel filter, verifying fuel pressure with a fuel pressure test and running some injector cleaner though the fuel system. Then recheck.

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