When i jump in my car (AU XR6) sometimes go to start it, it doesnt fully kick over. I turn the key, but the the car stops from starting. Try it again sometimes it will start & sometimes i have to try one my time. But when it finally does start, it sounds like a V8 starting with a loud note coming from the exhaust, then sounding normal again. But yeh, kinda sucks not starting the first time.
Any ideas on what this could be or anyone had the same troubles? First guess would be either the battery or the alternator. :|
Hey ive got the almost the same problem here (94 EF).
Sometimes when i start it, it starts fine, other times it takes a while to actually turn over and then when it does... sounds like its having trouble like you said. It hasnt actually not started yet, but it takes a good while before it kicks over.
Im thinking something along the lines of the fuel pump, but then again i dont know squat about it so yeah.
good luck with it.. if anyone knows what it is then i would also like to know how to fix it.
Sounds like it might be over rich if it starts like that, so the problem is probably fuel related.
Fuel filter, regulator or blocked/leaking injector maybe. I have heard of bad pumps casusLeaking injector usually seen by puff of blue smoke when it starts. run some STP injector cleaner and see how you go (try other stuff if you want but I use STP as it makes a diference). If the fuel filter's more than 20,000 km old, it should pay to change that too (often overlooked by mechanics).
over the past week i've had my car serviced fully and checked out the best i could.. and still got no idea on whats causing the problem.
i've serviced the car. checked all leads and plugs, battery and battery connections. oil changed, head gasket has been checked out and in perfect shape.
about 3 days ago i tried running a brand new battery with no luck. the leads are all ok (no cracks). today i had the fuel filter replaced as well as the trans serviced.
It still has the same problem. the car runs fine... no problem there. its only i just cant get it to start properly (it does eventually start but takes a few seconds of holding the key and waiting for it to turn over).
i've run outa ideas guys. anyone out there with a similar problem they've fixed. i need to know why this is and what i can do to fix it as its costing me too much already and really starting to p%$! me off
if anyone has any other clue.. please share.
(oh and dont know if its related - mechanic said it wasnt but dont trust him - my radiator overflow cracked last week and i didnt realise until i stopped the car, at which point pretty much all of the coolant had leaked out and the car basically overheated. well anyway i had the overflow replaced as well as a brand new radiator installed last week. dunno if this has anything to do with it, but it seems to have started since then.)
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