Slow Start and Fuel Smell
OK, my daughter seems to think I am responsible for everything that goes wrong with her Cobalt. She calls me an tells me that when she tries to start it it, it won't start right off. It either takes a few seconds of turning over before it starts or she has to stop and try to restart it and it fires up fine. She also says that she can smell gas.
I am thinking there might be a weak fuel pump or maybe a leak in the fuel line. If the fuel line is leaking, would that cause the car to lose fuel pressure between starts and thus make it take a bit longer for the fuel pump to build pressure when you go to start it after it has sat for a while? It seems to run fine after it starts.
Any help and thoughts would be great. She (nor I) have bunch of money to throw at it.
2007, 2dr, 2.2L if that makes a difference. The car has about 170,000 on it.