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Ford Fusion Intermittent Starting Problems
Every day I drive my car to the local train station. Every day, 10 hours later, I drive my car home from the train station. Without fail, my car starts every time. However, when I drive my car to the local grocery store and only leave it sitting for a few minutes it won’t start. The problem only appears when the car has NOT been sitting off for a few hours. When the problems occur, the car will crank, but just not turn over. The problem, while existent in the winter, seems to get much worse in the summer.
I've take this temperamental machine to 3 separate garages. The first told me it was the battery. I told them they were crazy, but for some reason followed their advice. The second could not replicate the problem and ended up telling ME I was crazy. I didn't argue. The third said it was an issue with the fuel supply and replaced my fuel pump. I had a similar problem the next day.
What could it be? I'm thinking about replacing the spark plugs, because the car does have over 120k miles, for good measure this weekend, but I'm really just grasping at straws here.