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Car will start when the engine is cold but not when heated.

I have a 2005 Mercury Sable LS, the car will start and run when the engine is cold, however, after the engine becomes heated and I turn the car off - it will not restart. I have to wait until the engine cools before it will start up again.

Also, if I try to restart the car it will start, however, after just a few seconds it dies.

I do intend to have the car repaired, I just do not want to be taken advantage of. If you have an idea of what the problem could be, I sure would appreciate the help. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    Car will start and run fine when cold but when hot it starts and dies. I pour water around the plastic on the top of the engine and it will start after 10 seconds. Have been advised it is thecrankcase position sensor and have ordered it from Autozone.



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It sounds like a bad starter drawing on the car and once the starter gets hot then the selonoid will not work and if you have a remote starter on the car remove the fuse and try that to see if there is a short in the remote starter

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