Main IndexAuto Repair Home Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN









Search Auto Parts

veh. takes to many turns to start.


  Email This Post



transport
New User

Feb 10, 2013, 9:11 AM

Post #1 of 7 (1027 views)
veh. takes to many turns to start. Sign In

I have a 1998 Pontiac transport van. The problem is that it takes to long to crank at start up. For example if you drove to the store and when in side. When returing it turns over to many times before cranking and sometimes the engine sounds like it slows down and pick back up quickly after starting. I had it tuned- up and the mech. said he changed the air flow value and also cleaned the mass air flow. The veh. runs a lot better on road performance now but continue to turns to many times at start up. My the way before the taking to long to crank problem the veh. did start on the first turn most times.


speed
User

Feb 10, 2013, 9:34 AM

Post #2 of 7 (1006 views)
Re: veh. takes to many turns to start. Sign In

Have you battery and electrical system tested sounds like you might have a weak battery.





GM ASEP 26 SCC Milford ASE certified in Brakes and Electrical on Thursday April 5th 2012


Discretesignals
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Discretesignals profile image

Feb 10, 2013, 10:22 AM

Post #3 of 7 (990 views)
Re: veh. takes to many turns to start. Sign In

Also have your mechanic test the fuel rest pressure in the fuel rail.





Since we volunteer our time and knowledge, we ask for you to please follow up when a problem is resolved.


Sidom
Veteran / Moderator
Sidom profile image

Feb 10, 2013, 10:34 AM

Post #4 of 7 (985 views)
Re: veh. takes to many turns to start. Sign In

When you know it's going to take a long time to start, try cycling the key for the off to on position about 3 or 4 times, leaving it in the on position for about 3 to 4 seconds each time & see if that helps it start a little faster....

And as Speed mentioned, it wouldn't be a bad idea to have the battery checked either....


transport
New User

Feb 10, 2013, 10:56 AM

Post #5 of 7 (968 views)
Re: veh. takes to many turns to start. Sign In

The battery is good i have good cranking power. I called the mech. and he said the rail pressure tested good.


Sidom
Veteran / Moderator
Sidom profile image

Feb 10, 2013, 11:03 AM

Post #6 of 7 (964 views)
Re: veh. takes to many turns to start. Sign In

Well, what Jon & I were getting at, is the pressure bleeding off over time....If this happens then it can cause extended cranking time......

You can A.....moniter the pressure with a gauge & see if it bleeds off or B.....cycle the key before cranking the engine. What this does is runs the fuel pump for 2 seconds and repressurizes the line. If this gets the engine to start quick again, then you are looking at a fuel problem....

And as Speed mentioned....The battery needs to be load tested, just because it will crank & engine over, doesn't mean its good and you would be surpised at what kind of problems a bad battery can cause.....

with diags......You can get in a world of hurt real fast by overlooking the basics & not testing them because they "look or seem" ok


transport
New User

Feb 10, 2013, 11:10 AM

Post #7 of 7 (958 views)
Re: veh. takes to many turns to start. Sign In

Thank you, I will try your advise and let u know the out come.






  Email This Post
 
 


Feed Button




Search for (options) Privacy Sitemap