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Old 02-22-2013, 07:19 PM   #36
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I believe you said you car had 130k if the battery and alternator checked out and you don't believe it's your starter the next thing I would check is your spark plugs , you may just need a tune up
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:27 PM   #37
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I believe you said you car had 130k if the battery and alternator checked out and you don't believe it's your starter the next thing I would check is your spark plugs , you may just need a tune up
Always do a tune up after you buy a used car. You don't know how long it's been
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:41 PM   #38
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I'll check the spark plugs tomorrow, i'm pretty much spending most of the day on my car tomorrow. I'll check the battery terminals, spark plugs, i'll sea foam it. And i'm going to VHT my tails tomorrow.

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It could be the starter though, i need to get that checked.

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Recently had the same problem with my F150. Battery was good, alternator was good. Turned out to be my starter getting weak. When it was cool it would start right up. After driving, I would nearly drain my battery to get it started.

Your starter gets pretty hot after use and doesn't cool very fast. When it's hot bad bearings inside will bind and drag, pulling more amps to turn. This makes it seem like a weak battery.
Sounds just like my problem. If i can narrow make sure it is the starter then i can get a new one, and i know someone with a lift that should have no problem helping me replace it... Just gotta narrow it down all the way first.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:40 PM   #39
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I'm not great with mechanics, could you break that down a little more for me? I'm pretty knowledgeable about stuff but when I have to do something it's like my brain shuts down.
Get a wrench and remove the little lead clamps that connect to the battery. Inspect them. If they have corrosion on them, clean them. If you see any cracks...replace them
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Have you found the problem yet. Curious!
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Not yet, it seems to only do it when starting within 10 minutes of starting it and turning it back off. My guess is the starter
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:36 PM   #42
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Not yet, it seems to only do it when starting within 10 minutes of starting it and turning it back off. My guess is the starter
Well then replace that damn thing will ya!!... Lol. No really though I would replace it ASAP. I can only imagine how that can ultimately start wreaking some havoc on your battery and alternator.
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Not yet, it seems to only do it when starting within 10 minutes of starting it and turning it back off. My guess is the starter
Have you checked the terminal connectors for cracks? It takes less than 5 min
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:02 PM   #44
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for some reason the vid sound wont play on the computer, was hoping to hear it, but if it does drive correctly im assuming the coil on packs are ok but i second the spark plug and tune up, fuel filter included. Sometimes if its sorely overdue it'll make a hude difference. + help diagnose . Does it seem to idle alright ?

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Old 03-06-2013, 10:16 PM   #45
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I agree with the guys that are saying tune-up. Your car appears to be cranking fine so I don't think it's the starter. Start with plugs and fuel filter (not too expensive) and see if it improves.
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Ok so when I filled it up last I put 91 octane in it and a full can of seafoam, as I was driving around a lot yesterday I went to a lot of places so a lot of starting and stopping, it didn't happen a single time. Probably just needed fuel cleaners to unclog stuff.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:27 AM   #47
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Next time you fill up would be good to check plugs if havent yet after sea foaming.. In my op
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