Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 19:59:13 -0400
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: long cranking time on 2000 9-5 aero


Assuming this car is still under warranty, I would take it to the dealer and get it checked out. If the warranty has expired, I would check the fuel system for a slight leak. A fuel injection system requires a pressurized fuel system. If you have a slight pressure leak, you will need to crank the engine a little longer to build up the pressure in the fuel line by running the fuel pump. Once the car is running, the pressure is at the proper level. You can shut the engine off and re-start it without any problems since the pressure has not dropped below the critical point. Of course it may not be this at all and it may turn out to be an electrical issue, but this is a start. MGDIII wrote: > About half the time I start my car in the morning, it seems to turn > over for a few seconds before starting, and the rest of the time, its > starts right up. Sometimes it does this during the day also. Any > ideas? My only thought is that I may have drived it harder the night > before the starting problems, but usually the last two minutes are > always gentle in my neighborhood.

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