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Hard start and choking

I have a 1990 Galant SuperSaloon and it's always a hard-start in the morning after the car has been idle the whole night and whenever I rev it up immediately upon starting, it seems to choke. So I step on the gas pedal on minimal increments until it is able to "clear up its throat" then it runs better. While the engine runs, I need to keep stepping on the accelerator to feed gas to it before it runs smoothly. When it's hot, the cranking is shorter but still not a one-click start unless I feed it with fuel before turning the ignition keys to start. I have already replaced the carbeuretor, spark plugs and fuel pump; I still have the same problem. What else could be causing the problem and what do you suggest?

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  • samnickplus3 Oct 05, 2008

    my car ran fine it finally died i couldn't start it at first i discovered it would run but not idle i had a shop work on it they replaced the idle control module, this is a small electrical part located off the throttle cable also very $$ anyway after i got it back it has not been the same it now takes about 12 -15 cranks to get it running and then i have to feather the gas to keep it going 3 - 5 min and its ok all this i find really odd because car ran strong before this happened. by the way if this sounds familiar to you don't put it off to long because the starter will be the next thing to go yup true story any info would be great thank-you



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I have the same "problem" with my 1990 Galant SS but I didnt think it was a problem. Everybody who knew anything about cars would always advice me to get the engine warmed-up first if it was left with the engine not running for long periods of time. I keep it warmed up for at least 5 minutes or so while waiting for the temp gauge to at least move towards the halway mark. But if its hot then a one click start should be the normal case. Try to get a tune-up on your nearest service center, they dont just replace the spark plugs but also have some sort of kit that helps with the idling and startup issues.

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