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Wont start unless the check engine light is on

My 01 tracker has a problem in some cold and wet weather.
When I turn the key the dashboard lights come on if the check engine light does not come on the engine will turn over but not start. I just keep flicking the key untill I see the check engine light on then I know it will start. It was not a big deal at first as it usualy only took a couple flicks of the key and bingo, now sometime it can take a couple of minutes of key flicking befor the check engine light comes on and I know it will start.

Have had it in for 3 diagnostics, waisted my money, because it is the starting sequence check engine light once I get it running the light goes out and there is no active code to tell the diognostics the problem.

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