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Old 01-25-2014, 09:54 PM   #1
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So my new GT takes a while to start. I feel like the starter may be going out. It'll crank for a while before actually starting up. After that the car bogs down, and here in the last day it has died after starting it. It's like the starter Is having a hard time starting the car, and then when it does get It started, it's not started very well. Not sure though. It never really cranks right up like my v6 does, or any normal car.

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try turning your key and let the gauges swing then turn the car over and see if it starts better. by turning the key forward before actually starting it and letting the gauges swing your putting fuel into the fuel rails and should start rite up. Its better to do that regardless. But if it does start better I would rule out the starter rite away
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try turning your key and let the gauges swing then turn the car over and see if it starts better. by turning the key forward before actually starting it and letting the gauges swing your putting fuel into the fuel rails and should start rite up. Its better to do that regardless. But if it does start better I would rule out the starter rite away
If it still has trouble starting, would you say it's the starter? That's what my gut tells me but I'm not a mechanic.
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Sounds likes fuel/fuel pump problem
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I was thinking that as a second possibility. I guess I should let a mechanic look at it :\
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Nah doesn't sound like the starter. did you try what I said? if it was a fuel issue it should help. did it do the same thing? because if the problem was not getting the fuel, by turning the key forward your getting the fuel into the rails witch should make it fire rite up... how about after you go for a drive. shut it of then start it rite back up again? does it fire rite up or does it do what your saying again
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Nah doesn't sound like the starter. did you try what I said? if it was a fuel issue it should help. did it do the same thing? because if the problem was not getting the fuel, by turning the key forward your getting the fuel into the rails witch should make it fire rite up... how about after you go for a drive. shut it of then start it rite back up again? does it fire rite up or does it do what your saying again

Glad you asked. The car fires up much better after warmed up and driven. It didn't help that much filling the lines. It might have a little, but not much.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:36 PM   #8
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If you have a garage it wouldn't hurt to pull your plugs and check them out.
change your fuel filter. sounds like a fuel issue if it will start rite back up good after a drive... That or its winter where you are haha my car sometimes takes a couple trys to fire up when shes cold. if you leave your car out side and it is cold where you live try plugging it in for the night and see how she fires up the next morning
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If you have a garage it wouldn't hurt to pull your plugs and check them out.
change your fuel filter. sounds like a fuel issue if it will start rite back up good after a drive... That or its winter where you are haha my car sometimes takes a couple trys to fire up when shes cold. if you leave your car out side and it is cold where you live try plugging it in for the night and see how she fires up the next morning

Dealer left a fuel filter box in the trunk, saying that they changed it.
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how cold is it where you live, is it possible its just a cold battery? sounds like that's possible based on what you said
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:46 PM   #11
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Texas. It was 70 today. Lol
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lol nevermind. Is your battery old? could be weak, can you test it?
If not then its must not be getting enough fuel or the plugs could be s h it
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It has 116k so you never know. Maybe that's why it bogs down and sometimes does after starting up
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try the battery from a friends car or your parents or something. see if it makes a difference? start small before spending big
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If the fuel pressure is good, then like mentioned, check your battery voltage. It should be around 13. Anything lower than that and you could have issues.

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Would that make the car big down after starting up an sometimes die? It seems more a fuel issue than battery
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It had an issue starting up today. It was like 20 last night and it cranked on the second go.
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Would that make the car big down after starting up an sometimes die? It seems more a fuel issue than battery
No once started, the car runs off the alternator. I would start checking the voltages on the alternator too, but I agree it does sound more fuel related. I was under the impression you're fuel was fine.
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The more I do the pre turn before the start up, the more I think that it's working better. I think loadin the lines with fuel before cranking is reducing the crank time. So that means fuel pump issue?
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More than likely. You can hear the pump prime if you cycle the key on and off. You can know for sure If you check the fuel pressure in the lines under the hood
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spray some starting fluid into the carb
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I had the same problem. Fuel pump was going bad.
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if you think its the fuel pump... find someone to help you.. have them rev the engine while you listen to see if any sound comes from the fuel pump.. should make noise, if doesn't then its pooched
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if you think its the fuel pump... find someone to help you.. have them rev the engine while you listen to see if any sound comes from the fuel pump.. should make noise, if doesn't then its pooched

Please excuse my ignorance. If the fuel pump was dead, how would it still drive just fine?
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watch that... is that what its doing?
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Starter problem?

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watch that... is that what its doing?

Mine takes a bit like that to start. My car also if you rev it, when it gets down to near idle it's sort of gets rough then idles out fine. It's like at the very end it has a hard time getting into idle. Once it's in it, it's idles great.

Also, there was a box saying they changed the fuel filter. Maybe they didn't. But that's sorta what mines like, except not to the extent of that 96 white GT.
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You need to check the fuel pressure at the rails. There's a little schrader valve you can hook a gauge to, and it will tell you if your loosing pressure or not. Once ypu do this, you'll know fpr sure your pump is bad.
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Just adding my 2ยข but maybe it could be a tps sensor or even an iac that wouldnt let you idle right at first and bog down. As far as delayed start it could add to it or hell maybe even a vacuum /intake leak. Maybe even a crank sensor. Rule out the simple things to check i.e. fuel pressure at the schrader fitting and spark. My guess its maybe a tps/iac issue.
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lol you guys didn't see the other thread. he tried to check the fuel pressure and caught the car on fire
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Sort of an update...

I was driving at about 25 in 3rd and me and my gf recognized that my car was sort of bouncing or "bucking".

It was VERY subtle, but definitely noticeable. I was when I didn't have my cruise control on, and I was just keeping my foot level on the gas to stay at that speed. Any ideas? I'm wondering if this is just another sign of the fuel pump going bad.
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The main guy helping me got banned... so any others wanna try to help? lmao
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Could be a bad coil. I've had some that would run fine at idle be crap out under load. You could buy a new coil and use it to test each one by moving it around engine until you find a bad coil. Even if your coils are all good having a spare coil in the trunk is not a bad idea. I carry two spares. Or it could be the fuel pump going out and can't keep enough fuel to motor at load.
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Could be a bad coil. I've had some that would run fine at idle be crap out under load. You could buy a new coil and use it to test each one by moving it around engine until you find a bad coil. Even if your coils are all good having a spare coil in the trunk is not a bad idea. I carry two spares. Or it could be the fuel pump going out and can't keep enough fuel to motor at load.



It's weird tho because everywhere else it runs fine. Those are the only problems. The symptoms are like scattered everywhere lol
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You need to check your fuel pressure, and voltage or get a cel reader for a start. it could be more than one issue if your fuel pressure is low check your fuel filter if it's was installed correctly, then fuel pump, if you have low voltage usually should be a bad batter but doesn't sound like that's your problem if neither fuel or voltage test bad start cleaning your maf, and iac and run some deadpan through your gas tank could be a clogged fuel pump, filter, or injectors. if that doesn't work start changing your spark plugs if that don't work check your coils. I'd also check your air filter to make sure nothing is clogging it up. It sounds like your fuel pump is on it's last leg though to me but you never now trouble shot first check things clean them then start with buying cheap thing that may fix it then go to the bigger problem. If it is a fuel pump it isn't a big deal at all it took me 30 minutes to change mine with no instruction and I'm only 19 so I'm pretty sure you can do it you'll need a lift and a tranny lifter/carrier or two or two friends to hold the gas tank. Good luck.
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