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Hard to start

This is what happens sometimes when engine has been run and is warm, and i try to start it:

1. Turn key
2. All dash lights come on - temp gauge in the middle.
3. Starter cranks - no start.
4. Try again, starter cranks - sounds sick.
5. Try again, while starter is going, rev arrow leaps to 7000, then drops to 0 - no start.
6. Try again, no sound from starter just a clicking noise.
7. Wait another 20 secs, try again wth accelerator slightly depressed
8. Car finally starts after sum hard cranking.

I turn it off and start it up again - no problems.

This problem happens intermittently but only when engine is warm.

It has a new Airflow meter, fuel filter, air filter, battery, platnium plugsreplaced 40000k ago, fuel pump relay is ok - I replaced/checked allthese to see if it fixes problem but it doesnt. Any ideas?

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You have all the symptoms of a low voltage condition in the battery, Kragen and other parts stores like it will test your battery and charging system (alternator) for free, but it is pretty safe to say the battery is toast. Don't reject this solution without the test being done, I think you will find I am right, low battery voltage can cause trouble codes to be set and low fuel pressure to name a few..

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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Sounds like you have a problem with your fuel injectors, either they are working to much or not enough once they get warm....

Take it to a shop ant tell them you want the injectors tested.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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