Re: [DML] One second crank or won't start
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Re: [DML] One second crank or won't start

Unplug the blue socket from the top of the cold start valve and check to see
if one or both of the brass connections got pushed back.  It's possible that
they are not making a good connection.


On 8/14/08, waernstnj <deloreanernst@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>   When my D sits parked a few hours and I start it up, I have to stop
> cranking it after a bit under 1 second... maybe 5 turns of the engine,
> or it won't start. For those first few turns it sounds like it's going
> to catch, then nothing but starter- sounds like it's out of fuel- or
> flooded. If I then crank again, nothing but starter. I then sit for 5
> minutes, crank it again, and if I time it just right, say, .75 second
> then release the key, it will start like nothing was ever wrong.
> Doesn't happen with a warm engine. Battery and cranking speed is
> normal, peppy. Giving it gas doesn't help. Doesn't smell gassy while I
> wait. Does it whether I slightly depress the gas pedal while cranking
> per manual, or not. I replaced the warm up regulator and thermotime
> switch about 2 years ago. Never have replaced the cold start valve. Ideas?
> -Wayne
> 11174

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