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Once a month, the engfine does not start on the first crank,have to try again and keep cranking for about 5 seconds,would that be the fuel pump?

This can happen in cold or warm temperatures

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Check the negative battery cable from the battery connection to the location where this cable bolts to chassis ground. I had a similar problem and it turned to be a corroded negative battery cable which was attached to the metal chassis frame. I went to AutoZone and bought a new cable for about $12 buck and no more problems. The Aerio's are know to have this cable corrode and cause starting problems. Good Luck.

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sounds like your computer . but before replacing computer check wiring harness for possible chaffing this could have been the cause of cooking your computer. your engine will always turn over without computer assist but fuel pump and spark are controlled by computer

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Do you mean when you say just won't turn over that the engine does not crank like a dead battery? Or do you mean it will not fire and run? You can take the breather hose off and spray some carb cleaner in it and replace the breather hose and try to start it. If it sputters you are still not getting fuel to the engine. This may be a bad fuel filter. But befoe we go to that lets check the fuses. Under the dash on your left driver side should be a fuse box. The remove the cover over it and look at the diagram. There should be one fuse marked ignition. Follow where the diagram shows you on the box. Sometimes the box has a tool for pulling these fuses. If not then needle nose pliars will work. Once you locate the fuse and have it out then lookk in the side window. There is a wire. If you see it has seperated or melted then replace it with same amp fuse. it is best to check all your fuses one at a time to be sure more then one did not go bad. Once that is all done and you can start your car then your good to go. If you didn't find a bad fuse then look under the hood. There is also a fuse box located there.
it is usually located on one of the wheel wells close to the firewall or windshield. It will have a cover over the top with the names of the types of fuses in it. one may say ignition. Check that one for damage.
If once you are done checking all the fuses and you are not on the road yet then lets continue on to the next item. let me know and I will tell you whats next. Raz

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SOURCE: engine crank . but would not start . new fuel

use a injector test noid light at the connector while cranking and see if it flashes if it doesnt flash check all fuses and check voltage to crank shat sensor if its there suspect bad crank shaft sensor

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