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



Check the inertia switch down by your feet.
Warren at DMC



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
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