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Have to hit starter 2 or more times before starts - have replaced ignition module, fuel pump, throttle control, idle sensor / once warmed up, starts first hit, problem when cold ????? what are we missing ?????

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  • jraddke Aug 02, 2008

    has nothing to do with the starter, the starter is fine, we apparently speak a different language - when I say "hit the starter", I mean you have to turn the ignition 2-3 times or more when the car is cold, once it is warm, it will start every time on the first try - I refer you to my original statement above !!!!!

  • jraddke Aug 03, 2008

    we are definately not on the same channel -- am 78 years young and have been messing with autos for a long time - did not fall off the turnip truck yesterday - obviously no one knows any more than I do !!

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I had a simalar problem with my aurora. Check the fuel filter and the fuel pump. either of them would cause these symptoms.

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Bad starter? You shouldn't have to hit the starter for it to work, if there isn't anything wrong with it. Sounds like you've replaced everything except the problem.

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

  • Tyler Aug 03, 2008

    So you meant turning the car over? Turning the key 2 times isn't the same as hitting the starter 2 times. Maybe that's why your having problems fixing it (or help for that matter), you're describing the wrong thing? My apologies you didn't know that's what you were doing, although I don't know how my response was inappropriate because you described the wrong thing...

  • Tyler Aug 03, 2008

    BTW, since the starter isn't the problem, how's the fuel system? Any leaks? Could be a lack of fuel pressure upon initial start-up after sitting over night. You bump the engine a few times, then get pressure built up, and then it works.

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