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#1 Old 01-17-2012, 03:10 PM
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Engine won't start first time ever

got in my car and i turned the ignition key to start the car and it did a funky looooooong crank but didn't start
it has lights on the dash everything seems okay but that doesn't mean its getting enough power to start

I hear the fuel pump so she's got fuel.

the only thing I did yesterday was removing the hubcaps lol
I bet you she didn't like that at all.

this sucks!!!!!

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waiting for someone to helpme get a jump, and yes the hubcaps are back on

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slow crank is like you said not enough juice to the starter. Could be the starter itself but I'm betting not. If it's 5spd just push start it. If auto then wait for the cables. Probably stock battery from 07 and the temps getting cold. I don't think you have anything to worry about.


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jump didn't work it just kept cranking and cranking and cranking

could it be the fuel regulator?

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well was the cranking faster? If so then most likely the battery was bad and you also have another issue which is common to trying to start a car that won't start. You might have flooded it. I would try again in a little while. Old nissan's I had you were able to hold the gas pedal all the way to the floor and then start it. Some reason wide open throttle would actually shut the injectors off. So you are cranking but no more fuel is being delivered into the engine.

Any check engine light on?


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Could be the battery itself. Doesnt have enough amps to crank the engine. When ours went bad (after 2 years, no prior issues) it wouldnt start even with another car connected with cables. Had to actually replace the battery.

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Could be the battery itself. Doesnt have enough amps to crank the engine. When ours went bad (after 2 years, no prior issues) it wouldnt start even with another car connected with cables. Had to actually replace the battery.
Did your's give a healthy crank though? I've used sub par cables to try and jump a car and it would not work. But the crank was still slow or not at all. Bigger gauge cables and it cranked like a new battery was in it and the car fired right up.


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I got the camera out to film the cranks and she started! hang on let me post load it on youtube wow!!!

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bet it smelt of fuel pretty good when it finally did start.


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bet it smelt of fuel pretty good when it finally did start.
yes I did smell a lot of fuel

but it is so weird that I get the camera out and started recording and went inside the car and I just wanted to record the sound of the cranks to see what it is, and this is exactly what she did on video and she started. I guess she didn't want to look bad on Camera hahaha I have no idea, I still need to find out why she did that. I need to have it scan to see why she did it..

ok video is ready


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