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Anonymous
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My car is being a pain in the ass. Whenever I run an errand, when I go to leave, my car won't start. It's only when I'm in a place for a short amount of time. It just turns over and over. Then, if I give it an hour or so, it starts just fine. I took it to advance auto and had them check the battery and starter and both are fine. WTH!!!
Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:39 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:41 PM

What year is it?  Maybe you're flooding your carburetor?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:41 PM
Alternator ?
**not mechanic just a guess
crescentstar2
by expecto patronum on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:41 PM

What about the alternator did that get checked?

3lilladies81
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:42 PM
Cylanoid (sp?) I asked my hubby
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:43 PM
It's a 2001. Wouldn't that happen all the time? This only happens when it's still hot...


Quoting Anonymous:

What year is it?  Maybe you're flooding your carburetor?


katy_kay08
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Questions from my husband.  How cold is it outside?  Are you pushing on the gas pedal when you go to start it?  

He suggested that the electric choke may not be opening all the way.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:49 PM
It is coldish. Like 40s. I've tried to give it some gas a couple times, but it doesn't really help. Sometimes it starts for a second, but then it stalls.


Quoting katy_kay08:

Questions from my husband.  How cold is it outside?  Are you pushing on the gas pedal when you go to start it?  

He suggested that the electric choke may not be opening all the way.  


katy_kay08
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:51 PM

my husband said the next time it happens hold the pedal to the floor and crank it over.  He thinks it may be flooding.  Holding the pedal to the floor will open the valve completely and let air in which will dry out the valve if it is flooding.  

Quoting Anonymous:

It is coldish. Like 40s. I've tried to give it some gas a couple times, but it doesn't really help. Sometimes it starts for a second, but then it stalls.


Quoting katy_kay08:

Questions from my husband.  How cold is it outside?  Are you pushing on the gas pedal when you go to start it?  

He suggested that the electric choke may not be opening all the way.  



Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:51 PM

A 2001 one wouldn't have the carburetor problem I'm thinking of.  I had that problem with my first car, but it was a late 70's model.   Sorry I'm not much help.

Quoting Anonymous:

It's a 2001. Wouldn't that happen all the time? This only happens when it's still hot...


Quoting Anonymous:

What year is it?  Maybe you're flooding your carburetor?



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