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How fast does your car start? #258687 Aug 24, 10:56pm Aug 24, 10:56pm
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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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Re: How fast does your car start? [Re: Chelica815] #258688 Aug 24, 10:58pm Aug 24, 10:58pm
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grounding cables, MSD.


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Re: How fast does your car start? [Re: Polykarb] #258689 Aug 24, 11:00pm Aug 24, 11:00pm
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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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Re: How fast does your car start? [Re: DiabloGTS] #258690 Aug 24, 11:01pm Aug 24, 11:01pm
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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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Re: How fast does your car start? [Re: Chelica815] #258691 Aug 24, 11:46pm Aug 24, 11:46pm
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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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Re: How fast does your car start? [Re: DiabloGTS] #258692 Aug 25, 12:07am Aug 25, 12:07am
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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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Re: How fast does your car start? [Re: Chelica815] #258693 Aug 25, 12:24am Aug 25, 12:24am
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toyotas usually start slower. plus for better start, get a better battery, ground kit, clean ur maf, ur throttle body.

Re: How fast does your car start? [Re: Chelica815] #258694 Aug 25, 12:25am Aug 25, 12:25am
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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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Re: How fast does your car start? [Re: Polykarb] #258695 Aug 25, 2:02am Aug 25, 2:02am
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ya... my GTS auto starts slow...


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Re: How fast does your car start? [Re: Elec-FuYu] #258696 Aug 25, 3:20am Aug 25, 3:20am
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mine as been a little slow latly after i innstaled the SRI i think wtf

Re: How fast does your car start? [Re: Chelica815] #258697 Aug 25, 4:53am Aug 25, 4:53am
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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?


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Re: How fast does your car start? [Re: GTSHYPR] #258698 Aug 25, 5:53am Aug 25, 5:53am
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no, that's MSG silly... rofl

Re: How fast does your car start? [Re: ragingpaseo] #258699 Aug 25, 7:33am Aug 25, 7:33am
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Hhaa, that was what I was thinking, MSG is what I like, not MSD, lol.


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Re: How fast does your car start? [Re: Chelica815] #258700 Aug 25, 7:59am Aug 25, 7:59am

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spark plugs are probally thumbsdown

replace em and see if that helps thumbsup

Re: How fast does your car start? #258701 Aug 25, 8:08am Aug 25, 8:08am
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i didnt know the MSD was available for the celica??links to purchase???

Re: How fast does your car start? [Re: KULOD] #258702 Aug 25, 8:22am Aug 25, 8:22am
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really fast... my battery has 2 times as many CCA than the stock one.

Re: How fast does your car start? [Re: Elec-FuYu] #258703 Aug 25, 8:26am Aug 25, 8:26am
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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
ya... my GTS auto starts slow...


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Re: How fast does your car start? [Re: jadoreGTS] #258704 Aug 25, 8:40am Aug 25, 8:40am
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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

Re: How fast does your car start? [Re: RookieGTS] #258705 Aug 25, 8:42am Aug 25, 8:42am
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mine;s pretty quick .. 2nd or 3rd turn on the engine.

Re: How fast does your car start? [Re: RicePowered] #258706 Aug 25, 8:50pm Aug 25, 8:50pm
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GTS starts slower because it has higher compression. thumbsup

Re: How fast does your car start? [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #258707 Aug 25, 8:51pm Aug 25, 8:51pm
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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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