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Seasonal Starting Problems
Posted 15 December 2003 - 01:28 PM
It seems to be temperature related, usually happening after sitting all night or after many hours of sitting.
You turn the key and nothing but a relay click happens. Hold the key in the start position for 30 seconds to 3 minutes and it will start.
When it first started happening I put a new starter in, but problem persisted.
Anyone have any ideas? This is my daughters car and I'd like to resolve the problem so the bitchin stops.
Other than this problem, which only occurs when it's cold, the car looks and runs fantastic @ 170,000 miles! Considering I live in western NY where they put tons of salt on the roads so the non All wheel drive people can drive 60 mph, that's a pretty long life!
Any help would be appreciated
Posted 15 December 2003 - 01:44 PM
Anyways, have you checked the battery? Your electrical system may be lacking in the cold cranking amp department.
Posted 15 December 2003 - 02:12 PM
The battery has been changed also. When the problem occurs it doesn't even try to spin over, almost like a dead spot on the starter or a key (ignition) switch problem.
If you hold the key on though it will suddenly spin like it should and start right up.
Posted 15 December 2003 - 02:34 PM
Posted 15 December 2003 - 03:10 PM
Check/clean the connection both on the battery terminals & the starter. If the problem still persists, you may want to run a secondary lead from the pos of the batter to the starter. If the problem goes away then the pos battery cable lead to the starter is probably bad and should be replaced.
Posted 15 December 2003 - 03:29 PM
By the way, my '92 that I'm talking about has the same paint as yours, they look alot alike.
I saw in the marketplace site someone was try to get rid of a spoiler off a '93. It would be a great addition to your car. I'm sure it would fit.
Posted 15 December 2003 - 06:38 PM
I added one a little over a year or so ago.
here's a couple pics
these are the most recent ones I got
Posted 15 December 2003 - 07:32 PM
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Posted 16 December 2003 - 11:51 AM
Purred like a kitten this morning.
Posted 16 December 2003 - 11:42 PM
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Posted 18 December 2003 - 07:07 PM
If the car starts right up bypassing the ignition switch then you have your problem.
Frankly this car is so old it should have a switch as PM.
You can always install a button.
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