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Car doesn't want to start if engine to warm - 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

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    uhh being more specific may help...

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Engine cranks for 8-10 seconds before it starts when engine is warm


you must RUN the SCANNER/computer for better diagnostic and fix it. YOu can have some faulty like: PCM+BCM+ignition coil, sensor, etc. see the diagram attached.
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Jul 27, 2013 | 2000 Chevrolet Astro

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Heating up your car


It seems simple, but you can make a big difference by turning off your radio, wipers, climate control, all of those accessories, when you start the car. Most of the wear on the engine happens when you start the car, and by turning off those accessories, your engine doesn’t have to work as hard when starting.
Another thing people do is revving the engine in the winter. This actually doesn’t help “warm up” the car. Although it does technically make the engine hotter, it’s not the kind of “warming up” that you want. Revving your engine in the winter causes extreme temperature changes right away, which is actually the opposite of what you want. When you start the car, the oil hasn’t yet worked its way through the system, so the engine is working without lubricant. The right way to do it is just let the car sit and idle for about 30 seconds to a minute at the least.

on May 03, 2010 | Ford Explorer Cars & Trucks

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Will start over and over while still warm. when it sits for a few hours, it just turns over and doesn't start for about 20 trys.


The times when it does not want to start....is the check engine light coming on, in the dash? If it does not light up when the jeep refuses to start then your jeep ecu is probably in need of repair. Your ecu may be suffering from the 'delayed start check engine light problem.' Check to see, next time it doesn't want to start.

Jan 01, 2013 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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My car when i start it start ticking up after it warm up it smoo out.


Unless the noise doesn't go away don't worry about it it is roller rocker noise and normal in this engine.

Sep 12, 2012 | 2002 Saturn Sl

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Engine turns over but will not start only when engine is warm


my car has the same exact problem!! i have 2 pop the clutch 2 get it started when it is hot. Mine starts great when its cold or hasn't ran 4 awhile but when we are driving around for more than about 20 min in it when we stop it doesn't start at all. it wont even turn over. so i have 2 have my husband push it while i pop the clutch & then it starts & runs fine till the next time we turn it off. its not a battery problem as we'v replaced the battery, & the starter & the alternater are fine as we'v had them tested. hopefully someone that knows & has fixed this problem can answer this mystery problem!! hopefully some1 can :D

Jul 23, 2012 | 1998 Kia Sephia

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Cool sign


the indicator is suppose to turn off when the engine warms up. just make sure a red sign doesn't come on otherwise the engine is overheating. if the red shows up then you have a problem.

Jun 09, 2012 | Toyota Cars & Trucks

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2000 malibu runs hot if not warmed up


How do you know it gets hot? Are you going by the temperature gauge on the dash? Or have you checked under the hood and found out the engine really is running hot? ...Reason I ask is, something just doesn't sound right in your description. After just 5 minutes from starting and driving away, the engine would not yet be at normal operating temperature. That would explain the heater not yet warm. But the temp. gauge says hot?
If so, I would replace the temperature sending unit on the engine. the one for the dash gauge, and see if that was the problem-not reading the temp. accurately.
Couple of other things: Are you sure you got all the air out of the coolant system? Start the car with the radiator cap off and let it run until the engine is warmed up fully, then shut it off and install the cap. Does your reservoir tank stay about half full where it should be, between the full-hot and full-cold marks?
If your problem persists. I would have the coolant system pressure tested, and see if you could get a true temperature reading of the coolant when it seems to be running hot.
Good luck.

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Starts cold but sputters and dies when hot


It sounds like it is getting too much fuel. check your fuel sensor. Your choke is sticking open. Buy some carb cleaner. Remove your air filter and spray the linkage to clean it up. Make sure it moves easy. Start your car up. the butter fly on top of the carb will be closed all the way. As the motor warms up this should open up gradually. If it doesn't you have a problem with the choke system and it is not letting air in as the motor warms up.

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Lincoln ls car is still running hot after changing thermostat


First when car is running hot stop and pop the hood check and see if the electric cooling fans are running. Second have your radiator cap checked, replace if bad. If neither or these are the issue, with the engine cold start it up and remove the radiator cap. It will take a couple minutes for the engine to warm up enough to open the thermostat. After it gets warm enough that your thermostat opens, (5 to 10 minutes) you should see the fluid in the radiator start to circulate. If this doesn't happen your water pump is out and needs to be replaced. Back to the first thing if your fans aren't kicking on check all your fuses in your engine compartment first. If you narrow down the problem to one of these and need more assistance, just reply to this comment and I will help you further.

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