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Old 05 May 2004, 09:15 am
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I just started to notice that starting my GT is getting more and more difficult. Cold starts and warm starts seem to be the most difficult. The engine just won't turn-over on the first attempt. I have 19K on the car and never had a problem up to several weeks ago. The only difference in my driving is I switched from 91 octane to 93 octane Sunoco. Any ideas? [:I]
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Old 05 May 2004, 09:22 am
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Any ideas? [:I]
Depends what you mean by "won't turn over". If it actually doesn't "turn over" or is very slow in "turning over", that power comes directly from your battery...have it checked out. It doesn't matter how new the battery is, they can all go bad.

If it "turns over" and doesn't "catch/start up", that's a different story and the problem probably lies with your ignition parts (plugs/wires/coil).
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Old 05 May 2004, 09:27 am
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Depends what you mean by "won't turn over". If it actually doesn't "turn over" or is very slow in "turning over", that power comes directly from your battery...have it checked out. It doesn't matter how new the battery is, they can all go bad.

If it "turns over" and doesn't "catch/start up", that's a different story and the problem probably lies with your ignition parts (plugs/wires/coil).
It "turns over" but doesn't "catch/start up".
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Old 05 May 2004, 09:38 am
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Our Cruiser has done that same thing, we have replaced the gas cap (fixed the issue for a while), had the pcm flashed and upgraded several times and it still does it once in a while. Who knows.

Mike
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Old 05 May 2004, 05:22 pm
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Our Cruiser has done that same thing, we have replaced the gas cap (fixed the issue for a while), had the pcm flashed and upgraded several times and it still does it once in a while. Who knows.
Mike
When you folks go to start your cars, do you let the fuel pump do it's thing for a second or two before actually turning the key all the way to on? Justa thought...[:I]
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Old 06 May 2004, 11:38 am
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If you crank for say 10 seconds without starting and turn the ignition off and retry with it firing right up.. Thats the problem I had when visiting up North. I tried all the usual recommendations without success. The PT didnt start having an issue until we were in NY. I saw they were selling oxygenated gas. I suspected that was the issue. All through our travels in MA, CT, RI The PT would not start on 1st try. Rev right up after that second attempt. When we got back in VA. I ran it as low as I could and filled up with 93 ocatane. We drove the rest of the way to GA and ran down again filling with 93 octane and the problem disappeared. I have been home for 2 months and the PT fires right up. I have to believe it was the oxygenated gas[xx(][:I]
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Old 06 May 2004, 03:14 pm
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Yeah, we turn the key, can hear the fuel pump run, then crank. No start. Second time, cranks right up. This is a random issue sometimes hot, sometimes cold. We live in Texas, so the gas is not the issue. Since the last PCM flash, the issue seems to be happening a little less often, but it still happens..

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Old 09 May 2004, 09:05 pm
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I too have had this issue a couple of times with my srt-4. If it does not crank right away, i back off on the key so the pcm powers down. I wait about 5 NYC seconds. Then I try again and wala!

By the way, these cars especialy the GT looks like a great old time get away car. I suggest you dont use it to rob a bank though.

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