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Chelica815 Aug 25, 6:56am - #258687 
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How fast does your car start?

I was wondering, how fast is the Celica suppose to start when you start up the ignition by turning the keys?

I do not feel like a fast start up. Is it the battery or something?

What kind of suggestions do you guys have to make my start up better?

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Polykarb Aug 25, 6:58am - #258688 

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grounding cables, MSD.

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DiabloGTS Aug 25, 7:00am - #258689 

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it's not supposed to be fast, they are all slow.

if you want a faster start, get a new batt and the mods above.

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Chelica815 Aug 25, 7:01am - #258690 
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Not really, I am comparing it to my GT and the GT Auto starts faster. And it feels a lot better when I turn on the ignition.

The GTS feels like it is dying or loose or something.

And what is MSD?

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DiabloGTS Aug 25, 7:46am - #258691 

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The GTS starts slower than the GT.

I forget the technical reason why, but, it is.

You might need a new battery, your spark plugs could be shot, any number of things.

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Chelica815 Aug 25, 8:07am - #258692 
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O okay. Did not know that the GTS starts slower.

I am getting some new grounding cables to see if that helps.

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stefanoc Aug 25, 8:24am - #258693 

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toyotas usually start slower. plus for better start, get a better battery, ground kit, clean ur maf, ur throttle body.
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Polykarb Aug 25, 8:25am - #258694 

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Originally Posted by Chelica815

Not really, I am comparing it to my GT and the GT Auto starts faster. And it feels a lot better when I turn on the ignition.

The GTS feels like it is dying or loose or something.

And what is MSD?



MSD is an aftermarket ignition system that puts more volts into your plugs on the initial cold startup fire (Turn the key). Also it pumps out a higher voltage shot to the plugs when you are driving a car that has the fuel injectors, throttle body, just about everything else modified so it can fire smoothly with the rest of the system.

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Elec-FuYu Aug 25, 10:02am - #258695 
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ya... my GTS auto starts slow...

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oas Aug 25, 11:20am - #258696 
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mine as been a little slow latly after i innstaled the SRI i think wtf
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GTSHYPR Aug 25, 12:53pm - #258697 
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Originally Posted by Chelica815
Not really, I am comparing it to my GT and the GT Auto starts faster. And it feels a lot better when I turn on the ignition.

The GTS feels like it is dying or loose or something.

And what is MSD?


MSD
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ragingpaseo Aug 25, 1:53pm - #258698 
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no, that's MSG silly... rofl
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Chelica815 Aug 25, 3:33pm - #258699 
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Hhaa, that was what I was thinking, MSG is what I like, not MSD, lol.

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spark plugs are probally thumbsdown

replace em and see if that helps thumbsup
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KULOD Aug 25, 4:08pm - #258701 

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i didnt know the MSD was available for the celica??links to purchase???
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spaztikid Aug 25, 4:22pm - #258702 
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really fast... my battery has 2 times as many CCA than the stock one.
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jadoreGTS Aug 25, 4:26pm - #258703 

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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
ya... my GTS auto starts slow...

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RookieGTS Aug 25, 4:40pm - #258704 

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so does mine... but i had this same problem with my 97 camry. It had the stock battery in it. Was a POS, the first sign of it giving out was that it wouldnt turn over. Then my headlights were very dim. I took it to "Sears Auto" and they tested it and it was determined that the battery wasnt giving enough juice and the cells were weak and one of the battery cells were dead on the stock toyota battery. So I told him to put in a "Die Hard Gold" battery and my camry started up hella quick and i noticed a bit a power difference in the car such as the head lights, and the dome light, and the A/C lights, and the Speedomter lights were really really GREEN! thumbsup
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RicePowered Aug 25, 4:42pm - #258705 
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mine;s pretty quick .. 2nd or 3rd turn on the engine.
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 26, 4:50am - #258706 
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GTS starts slower because it has higher compression. thumbsup
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 26, 4:51am - #258707 
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7th gen starters have replaceable electrodes. I had mine done & it cost me about $30 & my car turns over way faster.

Last fall I also put a fresh battery in & made up an extra thick ground strap to the motor for extra measure.
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