[DML] Re: Starting Problem...help
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[DML] Re: Starting Problem...help

Since it eventually did start I am going to guess that you don't have
any "bad" parts like a fuel pump or ignition coil. I believe your
problem will turn out to be a bad connection in either the fuel system
or the electrical system. Hard to be able to narrow it down. Next time
it won't start you have to see if you have spark. Then at least you
will know which system to go through. I would also go over all the
recent work to make sure it was done correctly assuming you did not
have this problem before doing this recent work.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jedimasterglenn"
<jedimasterglenn@...> wrote:
> My car has been starting and running fine.  Today though, after 
> making a stop, I couldn't get it started.  Engine turned, but 
> wouldn't fire.  I tried starting it 3 times every 10 mins for an 
> hour (to see if it might be a warm start or cold start problem).  
> Each time it would sputter on the first key turn (as though it 
> wanted to start), then the engine would just turn the other 2 
> times.  So I gave up and had it towed home.  After the tow truck 
> left, I tried it again for kicks and...presto, it starts.  What the 
> heck?!?
> When I went to start it the first time, my foot wasn't all the way 
> down on the clutch and the car lurched forward a tiny bit (as it was 
> in gear).  I can't think why this would cause a starting issue...but 
> what do I know.  Sound like the symptoms of anything?  2 months ago 
> I had extensive work done to the fuel system (replaced the pump, 
> filter, warm up regulator, cold start valve, thermal time switch, 
> plugs and wires, and basically had the remainder of the fuel system 
> professionally cleaned up by a specialty car shop).  It's been fine 
> till now.  I also put in a new starter and altenator.  Battery is 
> fine.
> And for the record, banging your head on the steering wheel to start 
> a D like Marty does in BTTF doesn't always work.  I tried...  
> -Glenn
> 5391

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