I have a 2003 Chrysler Town & Country. The van will start but usually takes about 4 or 5 turns of the key, about 5 seconds each turn. Once started, it will run fine with no problems. Once the engine is turned off, if it is cranked again immediately, it will start after one or two turns of the key. If it is allowed to sit for a while, it will take the 4 or 5 turns of the key again. Does this sound like a fuel pressure regulator problem?
It seems like the fuel system gradually loses pressure. This could be a leaking fuel pressure regulator, fuel injector or another component in the fuel system (pump, valve). If you have a fuel pressure gauge, measure pressure before you start the van, and after driving and compare measurements. This will tell you if system pressure has changed. You may need your vehicle repair manual to check specs.
Updated on December 1, 2019
By Dan Ferrell