Question about 1998 Chrysler Concorde
Mystified by this problem. Last two years, car has trouble starting. Here's the pattern: always starts right up in morning. With each destination you drive to, gets harder and harder to start - eventually refusing to start (turns over, though). The battery seems to get weaker and weaker over time, finally failing. Pep Boys replaced the battery twice, saying it must be defective. They said they detected a power drain in diagnostics but could not locate it. But after a third battery was put in the problem continued. I could not understand why it would always start right up in the morning unless the battery was drained, but would get harder and harder to start unless you let it sit a long time. Started to wonder if it was flooding itself, so I cranked it without touching the gas. Started much easier. Problem is not as bad doing this, but it still refuses to start sometimes and you have to wait at least 20 minutes to start it again. It is flooding the engine and draining the battery slightly? Would could cause that?
First of all, you should never touch the gas when starting it, on a fuel injected engine. Whether engine is cold, or warmed up, you shouldn't touch gas pedal. That was o.k. years back when carburetors were used, but not with fuel injection. Yes you will cause flooding especially when warmed up. Now there is a good chance you have a sensor or something acting up, but I'm guessing they checked for that when checking battery problem. You may be able to check for codes by cycling key, have yoou tried that, or had codes read yet?
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
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