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Old 07-16-10, 11:10 AM   #1
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Turn the key... delayed ignition?

I think something may be going out... for the past few months my car has been doing this weird starting problem. I'll turn the key and then aboout a second later the car turns over. I did it this morning and the car made no reaction at all... let the clutch go turned the turbo timer off and re-tried it...then the car started... Any ideas of what i'll be replacing soon? haha Thanks much!

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I think something may be going out... for the past few months my car has been doing this weird starting problem. I'll turn the key and then aboout a second later the car turns over. I did it this morning and the car made no reaction at all... let the clutch go turned the turbo timer off and re-tried it...then the car started... Any ideas of what i'll be replacing soon? haha Thanks much!

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Sounds like it can be your starter starting to go out.

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Hmmm... good point. I actually just took the car home and it started perfectly fine just a few min ago... maybe inadequate charging? Alternator possibly? Thanks brotha!
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Hmmm... good point. I actually just took the car home and it started perfectly fine just a few min ago... maybe inadequate charging? Alternator possibly? Thanks brotha!
Still likely that it is the starter. Individual contacts on the "contacts band" in your starter tend to start failing as the starter ages causing irregular starts as you are experiencing. It is all random as to where the starter stops as to which contact lines up when you go to restart the engine. If the bad one or two are in line, then it will not turn over. Rocking the car or tapping the starter will get going again, but it is time to replace the starter.
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I think something may be going out... for the past few months my car has been doing this weird starting problem. I'll turn the key and then aboout a second later the car turns over. I did it this morning and the car made no reaction at all... let the clutch go turned the turbo timer off and re-tried it...then the car started... Any ideas of what i'll be replacing soon? haha Thanks much! - ap
This could be a number of things:
1. dirty contacts/ sluggish solenoid action (gummed up) on starter solenoid
2. sluggish security relay (Goodfella had a thread on this)
3. dirty/worn out ignition key unit in the column (several threads on how to fix/clean this)
4. dirty/worn out clutch switch.

There are also probably some other possibilities, but those came immediately to mind.
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Ignition switch, security relay behind driver's kick panel, the starter wiring, or the starter itself. I install a relay and run separate power to the stater and usually that helps.
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had the same issue with mine ...i took off my turbo timer and havent had any issues since .car turns on just fine .....see if its your turbo timer first
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The starting system is one of the simplest systems in this car, finding the cause of a starting problem, therefor, is one of the easiest. Here is what you need to do.

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