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My car is hard to start, so I change the NGK spark plugs and wire. and still...

Does anybody know there is other reason why my car is hard to start?
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Re: My car is hard to start, so I change the NGK spark plugs and wire. and still...

There are many causes for hard starting, so many that I'm not even going to try and list them.


What are the symptoms of the hard starting? Does it crank for awhile before it starts up? Does it not start intermittently?

I need some more specific information before I can confidently point you in the right direction.
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Re: My car is hard to start, so I change the NGK spark plugs and wire. and still...

if it turns over real slow, check your grounds. theres a wire that bolts on near the tranny that tends to fail. before starting it, leave the key in the on position for a few seconds. did that help? as havik said, lots of causes. bad ground will make it crank slow. also a bad battery or other bad wiring. no crank is either a starter fail or wiring. good crank but no start is either fuel or spark. thats the skinny. all symptoms have a ton of solutions though.
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if it turns over real slow, check your grounds. theres a wire that bolts on near the tranny that tends to fail. before starting it, leave the key in the on position for a few seconds. did that help? as havik said, lots of causes. bad ground will make it crank slow. also a bad battery or other bad wiring. no crank is either a starter fail or wiring. good crank but no start is either fuel or spark. thats the skinny. all symptoms have a ton of solutions though.
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There are many causes for hard starting, so many that I'm not even going to try and list them.


What are the symptoms of the hard starting? Does it crank for awhile before it starts up? Does it not start intermittently?

I need some more specific information before I can confidently point you in the right direction.

it crank for awhile before it starts up.
only happen after i park my car overnight or 3-4 hours.
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Re: My car is hard to start, so I change the NGK spark plugs and wire. and still...

thats a common problem. try this. in the morning turn the key to the on position for 3 seconds then turn it off. turn it back on for three seconds then try to crank it. it should fire right up. basically you probably have a minor leak in the fuel system where a little air gets in the lines and all the fuel drains back to the tank and it takes a bit for it to get back to the motor after it sits for a while. not a big deal as it probably is so small it only lets air back in through an internal seal or something. try that and let us know
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thats a common problem. try this. in the morning turn the key to the on position for 3 seconds then turn it off. turn it back on for three seconds then try to crank it. it should fire right up. basically you probably have a minor leak in the fuel system where a little air gets in the lines and all the fuel drains back to the tank and it takes a bit for it to get back to the motor after it sits for a while. not a big deal as it probably is so small it only lets air back in through an internal seal or something. try that and let us know
Thank you, you're very helpful. I will try it tomorrow!
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