October 18, 2011So I have a hard start issue that has been plaguing me for a year. I have an `02 Quad cab Dakota, 4.7 auto 4x4. When the engine is cold, it starts hard, like the fuel pressure is bleeding back to the tank. The fuel pump was replaced and did not fix the issue. When it is warm, it fires right up. It`s not throwing any codes. I have had some evap codes but I don`t know if they are related or not> I have also noticed the smell of gas in the cab and at the back end of the truck (near the tank location. I replaced the gas cap and that cleared the P0442 code. There are no wet spots underneath the truck and the fuel line is dry. I pulled the injectors and they seemed dry as well. I am stumped. I do not have access to a pressure gauge. I took it to a small garage today and they basically told me they didn`t find anything and they didn`t notice the gas odor. I recently checked my mpg and I am only getting 10 mpg - 250 miles to a tank. in town but still!