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Car Starts Like Sh*t! Need help please! #324692 Nov 12, 8:38am Nov 12, 8:38am
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Car Starts Like Sh*t! Need help please!
Hello all, I have a 2003 celica gt and for the past month or so I have been having trouble starting the car. This just isnt any normal problem, it is complicated. When I get up in the morning and try to start the car after sitting overnight, it starts just fine. However when i go to school and leave the car sit for about 2hrs or so. It takes forever to crank over. It just cranks for a long ass time then finally kicks in but kinda weak. Its not the battery and its not the starter. This is really pissing me off ya know? please, any info would be great! Thanks!

Re: Car Starts Like Sh*t! Need help please! [Re: LenCelica] #324693 Nov 12, 8:51am Nov 12, 8:51am
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check plugs yet???

Re: Car Starts Like Sh*t! Need help please! [Re: ragingpaseo] #324694 Nov 12, 9:19am Nov 12, 9:19am
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3-4 cranks is what it takes for mine to start

Re: Car Starts Like Sh*t! Need help please! [Re: Steven] #324695 Nov 12, 9:32am Nov 12, 9:32am
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you sure it isn't the batter? my car behaved exactly the same way several months ago - started fine in the morning, had trouble starting it leaving school. about 3 days later my battery died.

Re: Car Starts Like Sh*t! Need help please! [Re: renfield90] #324696 Nov 12, 9:49am Nov 12, 9:49am
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yeah man when you get slow kick overs it must be the battery. YOu on stock battery? If so then get a new one either a optima or a die hard battery because stock batteries suck. And also check your spark plugs too, that may be a problem as well.

Re: Car Starts Like Sh*t! Need help please! [Re: RookieGTS] #324697 Nov 12, 9:57am Nov 12, 9:57am
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yeah get a new battery, check your plugs (i doubt since it's brand new).


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Re: Car Starts Like Sh*t! Need help please! [Re: Polykarb] #324698 Nov 12, 3:57pm Nov 12, 3:57pm
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Yeah i though it was the battery too so i took it out and had it tested at adavance auto. Sure enough the dude said it was no good. So i bought a new one and put it in but i am having the exact same problem! I havent checked plugs but its practically a brand new car! I dumped some fuel injection cleaner in it today so i dunno fellas.

Re: Car Starts Like Sh*t! Need help please! [Re: LenCelica] #324699 Nov 12, 4:06pm Nov 12, 4:06pm
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same issue happened on my car. starter was dead. itll crank fine at first and thru out the day it sounds like it wants to start but doenst then does then doenst and then finally starts smile

Re: Car Starts Like Sh*t! Need help please! [Re: LenCelica] #324700 Nov 12, 4:15pm Nov 12, 4:15pm
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That's what I thought. How didyou know it wasn't the battery as you have said earlier?

Originally Posted by LenCelica
Yeah i though it was the battery too so i took it out and had it tested at adavance auto. Sure enough the dude said it was no good. So i bought a new one and put it in but i am having the exact same problem! I havent checked plugs but its practically a brand new car! I dumped some fuel injection cleaner in it today so i dunno fellas.

Re: Car Starts Like Sh*t! Need help please! [Re: Steven] #324701 Nov 12, 4:18pm Nov 12, 4:18pm
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Could be the fuel pump.


In my old car, warm starts would be troublesome, cold starts were fine. In hot weather, it often wouldn't start at all.


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Re: Car Starts Like Sh*t! Need help please! [Re: slidr] #324702 Nov 12, 4:29pm Nov 12, 4:29pm
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same thing with me, in the morning it starts fast, then throughout the day, its like it doesnt wanna start.it hesitates

Re: Car Starts Like Sh*t! Need help please! [Re: ChiNeyBwoy] #324703 Nov 13, 4:48pm Nov 13, 4:48pm
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Well at least some of you feel my pain! Thanks for all the info! I really dunno what to do though. I took it in to the toyota dealership yesterday and they said that they could do nothing because ofcourse the car started up fine while it was there. They said that they need to see the problem happen in order to try and fix it. So I dunno fellas! I guess ill just live with it for now! damnit

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