My mom's '96 900SE with 120k miles has a weird cranking issue that usually occurs when it's warm out and after sitting for a few hours. The car will start off cranking painfully slow, as if the battery is totally dying. As the key is held, the cranking speed will increase and eventually it will speed up to normal and then start. The whole process takes longer than a normal crank ever should but it always starts.
The battery is pretty new and I even swapped batteries with a newer battery from my old 9-3 and the issue stayed. Their indy cleaned the battery posts and cables and everything seems OK there. I believe the fuel filter was replaced, as well as the plugs, and the fuel pump was new last year.
Any ideas?? This problem is pretty embarrassing too...people in parking lots stare!
'95 9000 Super CS
'01 9-3 SE 'vert - sold
'04 9-3 Aero 'vert
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