Car has trouble starting when its cold?

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  1. speed_racer

    speed_racer Founding Member

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    My car wont start when the motor has been sitting for more than a few hours. It will turn over, but wont start. I replaced the ignition coil and that didnt help.

    I have discovered that if I leave the key in the "on" position for about 10-15 seconds, then it starts right up. Could this be something to do with the iginition module?

    I know it is not fuel related....any suggestions?
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    TheDamned "I am Canadian and Damned for it!"

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    Maybe your fuel pump ?

    I have almost the same problem, my car always never starts on first try.. after the 2nd or 3rd it starts, i usually manual pump the gas with turning key on-off on-off ...
  3. speed_racer

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    I stated above that it is not a fuel problem. I dont have to pump the gas to get it going. All I have to do is turn the key to "on" or "accessory" for 10-15 seconds. I think this is to possibly heat up the module.

    Anyone have a similar situation happen to them?
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    i thought you werent supposed to pump the gas pedal in fuel injected cars?
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    I said it isnt a fuel problem.
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    i know its not , i saw that you stated that before, it was for "thedammed" i forgot to quote him but i will again.



    nevermind i read his post wrong anyways, forget my question
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    when my car wont start... i have noticed that there is no spark going from the distributor to the ignition coil... or vice versa. I did this by having someone start it inside the car while i held the plug wire a few inches away from the ignition coil.

    when the motor is warm... it sparks just fine and then starts up when i put the wire back on. like i said before, i have replaced the coil and the wire and its still acting up.
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    sounds like the module itself may be going bad.
  9. speed_racer

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    Green 94 5.0 - Do you have any experience with modules?

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