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My '08 FJ doesnt crank sometimes1

I just bought a new 2008 FJ. Well not new, but new to me. it was used, 15,000 miles but an '08. couple months after i bought it, when i would crank it somedays it would not start. Very irritating since i just bought the thing. any suggestions on what that might be? i do live in colorado and it just started happening when it got cold out! and it only happens when it has been sitting over night. usually first thing in the morning it doesnt crank over or when i do go to start it, it takes a second to start. anyone have the same problem or know whats going on? thanks :)

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    Jess n Jed T n B Jan 27, 2009

    I think its the original. i have not replaced it since i bought it in August of '08.

  • Jess n Jed T n B
    Jess n Jed T n B Jan 30, 2009

    ok cool! thanks colonelsnail!



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Try checking the alternator with a alternator checker you can buy one from from a car part shop like halford for around a tenner.

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Sounds as though the battery is failing which you will notice as it gets cooler which i've heard it was overnight there. is that the original battery or a replacement ?


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