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Old 12-01-2012, 04:04 AM   #1
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Car starting problems!!!

Hi people

Summer is here in Australia, I've had this issue since last year but this problem only happens on hot days.

After I drive the car and come back to it after 10-15 mins the car would crank but not start. But it will most of the time start on the second go.

I've already changed the starter motor which was a hell of a job. And also the fuel relay.

Any suggestions people?

Thank you.

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Old 12-01-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:37 AM   #4
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If it starts sometimes and other times it will turn over and not start it is more than likely your ignition switch which is the issue. The tell-tale sign of an ignition failing is that when your vehicle doesn't start you will not have all of your dash lights illuminated and when it does start you will have all of your dash lights. You really have to pay attention because really only one or two dash lights are missing... Just my two and a half cents worth.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:08 AM   #5
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But it only happens in hot weather...

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Old 12-07-2012, 10:41 PM   #6
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any chance you smell extra gasoline when it first starts as in possible leaky injectors flooding the engine?
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:05 AM   #8
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any chance you smell extra gasoline when it first starts as in possible leaky injectors flooding the engine?
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