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Problems with the starter,it wont start when the engine is cold

The car is runing great,but like i said when i stop the car at night and i go the next day to started i wont start the firs try, it wuold after two o tree times, star doing that a couple weeks ago, my car is a hiunday accent 2000 gs,thanks for any advised or help that you can give me.

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  • kristianmuno Jun 02, 2009

    is a petro 1500 engine,and yes the engine spins over ok but wont star the first time,and yes stars ok the rest of the day, yes i know its mechanic is experimenting on it...

  • Paul McGrath
    Paul McGrath May 11, 2010

    Does the Check Engine light come ON when this happens? Whenever the "Check Engine" light

    comes on, there is always a DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) stored in the ECM (Engine Control

    Module). You'll need an OBDII (On-Board-Diagnostics) scanner to retrieve any codes

    recorded/set in ECM. Once you do this and let us know what, if any codes are set, then we

    can go from there.

  • Paul McGrath
    Paul McGrath May 11, 2010

    Clarification needed. Do you mean the engine will turn over (crank) but won't start/run? OR, do you mean when you go to start it, NOTHING happens?

  • silver top May 11, 2010

    is this petro or diesel 2000 engine ? are you saying starter spins engine over ok but will only eventually fire up after 2 o3 tries ? then starts ok rest of the day ?



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The problem you describe has many possible causes (usually an EMS (Engine Management System) sensor and/or circuit) which are most difficult to diagnose without a Check Engine light coming ON. Does the Check Engine light come ON when this happens? Whenever the "Check Engine" light comes on, there is always a DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) stored in the ECM (Engine Control Module). You'll need an OBDII (On-Board-Diagnostics) scanner to retrieve any codes recorded/set in ECM. Once you do this and let us know what, if any codes are set, then we
can go from there. If the Check Engine light didn't come ON at any time, this becomes guess work & that can get expensive... suspected part after part after part. Since you mentioned the problem doesn't occur until the vehicle sits overnight, I suspect a sensor is starting to malfunction when it cools down, or connections to the fuel pump, crank position sensor going bad, oxidation of electrical wiring/connectors/pins, etc, etc. Sometimes simply disconnecting a component and reconnecting it solves the problem - difficult to impossible to say with any accuracy/certainty.

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