I apologize. I was refering to the Airflow meter plate. That is not lifting when I am trying to start after say 5 hrs.
As for the idle control valve hoses, if I depress the accelerator while starting, would it not make the malfunctioning idle hoses a moot point ? The car is difficult to start even when I depress the pedal.
Finally, after 5 hrs of sitting there, the engine is not really "hot ".