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Intermittant starting condition. The vehicle does not crank

Sometimes if I keep trying to start the vehicle it will start after a few tries other times I try an hour or a day later and it cranks right up.

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  • nyctbertis Dec 27, 2008

    The engine is a V8 4.7 liter and the vehicle is a 2006 Commander

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    1. Is the engine turning but not starting? 2. if turning, is there spark at the plugs? 3. When it is running, are there any performance problems (like bucking at top of gears etc?) 4. when you turn the key to "on" can you hear the fuel pump running? (in tank)

  • John Jon May 11, 2010

    what year egine size v-8?????



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Removed and replaced starter.

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Bulletin No.: 01-015/08
Last Issued: 3/17/2008
BULLETIN NOTE ^ This bulletin supersedes the previous bulletin 01-048/06, issued 11/17/06 and 01-015/08, issued 3/14/08. The APPLICABLE MODEL(S)/VINs, DESCRIPTION, REPAIR PROCEDURE, PART(S) INFORMATION and WARRANTY INFORMATION sections have been changed.
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