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Vauxhall astra 1.6 twinport starting problems, first thing in the morning it will crank and crank, yesterday took about 6 times, taking the key out and trying again, which it eventually starting, its becoming more frequent now. I know for definite it won't start first time in the morning, I parked it up for 8 hours at work yesterday and when I finished it started first time, very weird, please help

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    Zoe122 Oct 14, 2013

    yesterday morning i went out approx 30/45 minutes before i was due to leave out in the car, i turned he key twice but never started it, just until i heard the fuel pump. I then came back into the house. 30/4 mins later when i was due to leave i put the key in and waited till after i heard te fuel pump waited a minute and then the car started first time. i feel its as though the fuel takes some time to get down in order to start the car, becaus it will start but will take a few attempts first thing, you can leave it after tryin approximately twice, leave it a minute or tw then it will catch no problems, is it possible to have a blockage or damage to pump?



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Hello, I would assume this is a starter problem. You can go to Autozone and get a free diagnostic of your electrical system for free and tell you if your starter, alternator, battery is bad and/or if you have any trouble codes present in your system. I would also check your battery connections to see if they are tight and I would also check and see if your starter cables are tight as well. I hope this helps you and Good Luck!

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I haven't heard about any recalls for this problem on this vehicle. It could be a faulty ignition switch or if you have an alarm installed on the vehicle a faulty alarm circuit or Stater kill switch. If there is an alarm installed and it is not a factory alarm unit remove the in line fuse from the alarm power wire or cut that wire and that should take care of the Starter Kill switch. If the alarm is installed and it was included in the vehicle by the manufacturer it is part of the ECM and a lot harder to get around. Try replacing the alarm fuse you may have a weak fuse link. There shouldn't be a short in the positive batter cable but that is a slim possibility so check that for wear marks and possibly for it grounding out. You also want to check the fuses and relays under the hood in the power distribution center located there. I had a vehicle once that had a short on the positive cable that ran from the battery to the starter. It caused this exact symptom. If all of this is good, have the starter checked. Remove the starter and take it to auto zone, they can test it on a machine there. If you eliminate all of these you are left with the ignition switch itself, it will need to be replaced.

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replace the battery cables they are corroded inside the plastic where you can not see.

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