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Trouble starting, engine won't catch

At start, engine rumbles a couple times, then dies. If I floor the accelerator before it dies I can generally get it to catch and come to life. Sometimes it takes as many as five attempts. Sometimes it fires right up. Once it catches it idles well and seems to be fine.

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  • PassTheSPAM Feb 09, 2009

    Temp sensor was busted and registering cold when engine was hot. Had it replaced. Perfect! Thanks!

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Try pulling the engine coolant temp sensor, They often crack not sure why but the ceramic tip cracks makes the car hard to start, the car's idle may race while shifting gears, and often smokes. The sensor is on the right side of the engine when looking at it on the head. Easy to change and get too

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