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Jae
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Jae May 4, 1:24pm - #171309 

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2001 Toyota Celica

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palm springs, burbank CA
problem with starting the car

i have 2001 gts, with Intake and exhaust,
lately, everytime i try to start my car, it won't start right away, it will roll over and over and barely starts the car. when i turn the car on right after i drive it, it would be faster. but if its been sitting there for while, it would roll over and over about 15 sec and just enough to start the car.
ever since, i installed my Intake 2 years ago, it was doing something similar, but not as bad as this 2 weeks ago.
i don't think its the battery because its a new battery(optima) and it should recharge itself everytime i drive the car.
some of my friend told me that it could be the starter...
i know its not the alternator...what could it be??
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DiabloGTS
Wheezy Joe
DiabloGTS May 4, 1:25pm - #171310 

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2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250

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Lafayette, LA
clean your maf sensor and temp probe, as well as your throttle plate and spark plugs need changing (maybe)

this fixes 90% of idle, starting and hesitation problems

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Jae
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Jae May 4, 1:27pm - #171311 

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2001 Toyota Celica

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palm springs, burbank CA
i mean the car runs fine once its started, it just take while to start the car

im thinking its my mass air flow senor too, but it was fine for 2 years, it was doing it recently
and what's temp probe??
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Sultan
Speed Omen
Sultan May 4, 3:01pm - #171312 

Speed Omen
2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Philadelphia, PA
clean your maf bro - that's usually the problem
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Jae
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Jae May 4, 7:01pm - #171313 

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2001 Toyota Celica

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palm springs, burbank CA
Originally Posted by Sultan
clean your maf bro - that's usually the problem


could you explain why it will matter?
its been doing for while, but just recently it got really worse, it sound more like something to do with battery
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CID498
ECelica Staff
CID498 May 4, 7:34pm - #171314 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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So.Cal
Jae we'll do a tune up on both our cars when you get back man.

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paperheart
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paperheart May 4, 7:39pm - #171315 
 Black Toyota Celica
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Orange County, CA
Damn everyone's having MAF problems.

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