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Old 09-15-2005, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
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odd tempo starting problem

1994 auto 4cyl tempo, starts once in any weather but if i need to shut it
off it will not start again for 30 minutes- the interior lights stay on
and don't dim when it fails to start, i can hear the 2 second whine of
either the fuel pump or starter(not sure which, as i know little about
cars)and there is no clicking noise. the wires seem o.k. at the
connections, the battery is 4 years old, though. the car has never stalled
in traffic.is it battery, starter, solenoid, or what? i appreciate the
help. thanks

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Old 09-15-2005, 14:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: odd tempo starting problem

"hannaat" <hannaat@hotmail.com> wrote in
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> 1994 auto 4cyl tempo, starts once in any weather but if i need to shut
> it off it will not start again for 30 minutes- the interior lights
> stay on and don't dim when it fails to start, i can hear the 2 second
> whine of either the fuel pump or starter(not sure which, as i know
> little about cars)and there is no clicking noise. the wires seem o.k.
> at the connections, the battery is 4 years old, though. the car has
> never stalled in traffic.is it battery, starter, solenoid, or what? i
> appreciate the help. thanks
>
>


sounds like a heat related solenoid failure though there have been recent
instances posted here that reflect bad connection of the solenoid engage
terminal (which is on the starter solenoid)
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Old 09-15-2005, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: odd tempo starting problem

now that you mention it, and i recall another post, my car does run real
hot. my radiator has a small leak and the thermostat is god knows how old.
i also hear the whine of a worn bearing in the water pump. is this what you
mean by heat related? i just need this car to run 2 more months before i go
to iraq and can afford a car when i get back. thanks again for your help.

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Old 09-15-2005, 16:01   #4 (permalink)
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"hannaat" <hannaat@hotmail.com> wrote in
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> now that you mention it, and i recall another post, my car does run
> real hot. my radiator has a small leak and the thermostat is god knows
> how old. i also hear the whine of a worn bearing in the water pump. is
> this what you mean by heat related? i just need this car to run 2 more
> months before i go to iraq and can afford a car when i get back.
> thanks again for your help.
>
>


Oh... and good luck and be safe!
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Old 09-15-2005, 16:01   #5 (permalink)
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"hannaat" <hannaat@hotmail.com> wrote in
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> now that you mention it, and i recall another post, my car does run
> real hot. my radiator has a small leak and the thermostat is god knows
> how old. i also hear the whine of a worn bearing in the water pump. is
> this what you mean by heat related? i just need this car to run 2 more
> months before i go to iraq and can afford a car when i get back.
> thanks again for your help.
>
>


nope... That's a whole different problem - or two.
I was referring to a wiring problem... perhaps the small wire to the
starter

See if there's someone in your outfit that knows cars, they may be able to
help you out.

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