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Old 09-22-2010, 09:17 AM   #1
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My 03 v6 started acting up yesterday. After driving for a while you turn it off, and after 10/15 min it does not want to star, it turns and turns until it catches and it starts.
My battery is kind of old but, but it starts when cold.

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Re: hard to start

take the battery to get it tested, also test the alternator. If both are ok then you have a couple other areas

you need spark and compression, timing (of spark) my next stop would be spark
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Re: hard to start

Lose ground, bad battery terminal connection?
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Re: hard to start

Does it crank normally, just doesn't fire? That's the key before checking for electrical issues..

If it cranks slow then yeah.. But sounds like it's just cranking and cranking..
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Re: hard to start

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Does it crank normally, just doesn't fire? That's the key before checking for electrical issues..

If it cranks slow then yeah.. But sounds like it's just cranking and cranking..
Yea, for some reason I thought he said it was clicking the first time I read it... now that I have re-read it, it sounds like a fuel/spark.

Have your fuel pressure checked.
Check your compression in the cylinders.
Make sure your plugs are gapped correctly.
Have the car checked out for correct timing.
Check for correct operation of the distributor.
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Re: hard to start

Have your fuel pressure checked.
Check your compression in the cylinders.
Make sure your plugs are gapped correctly.
Have the car checked out for correct timing.
Check for correct operation of the distributor.[/QUOTE]

how do u check your compression in the cylinders?
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how do u check your compression in the cylinders?[/QUOTE]

You get a compression tester from any autoparts store and screw it into your spark plug hole and turn the engine over a couple of times but don't start it unplug your coil first then read the gauge.
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