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Old 04-12-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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Default Engine doesn't want to start sometimes

Most of the time I get in and it starts right up. But about once a day, it won't start. It will crank and crank, about a min later it will start up. As soon as it starts, its fine and drives good. It has spark and smells like fuel. I'm thinking some kind of senor. I've looked around for an answer, but haven't found any.
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My 92 does the exact same thing sometimes, but mine is due to a bad wire on my J&S black box....
does temperature seem to affect it at all?
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Not really, I does it at night (40 Deg F) and during the Day (80 Deg F). But if the engine has been started in the last 2 hour, then I have no problem.
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hm. check all of your spark plug connections. when things heat up, they expand and when they are cold, they contract. after the car is warmed up the connections will be on point, but once cooled off, they might be just far enough away to not start.

I had this issue before and I changed the plugs and wires, and never had the issue again, so I guess that wouldn't be hard to try.
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hm. check all of your spark plug connections. when things heat up, they expand and when they are cold, they contract. after the car is warmed up the connections will be on point, but once cooled off, they might be just far enough away to not start.

I had this issue before and I changed the plugs and wires, and never had the issue again, so I guess that wouldn't be hard to try.
I will try something out tomorrow, I just need the car to hold out until the engine swap
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Do you ocassionally get a pop noise when moving your key to the 'ON' position before you have trouble starting your car? If so, it seems a couple of people on here have a similar problem, including me.
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Check if the ECU is throwing any cells, in my case it was a borked CAS.
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