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Old 06-05-2007, 09:14 AM   #11
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Old 06-05-2007, 10:09 PM   #12
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My sisters car actually and she picked it up this past month off of Ebay.I drive a contour svt which is similiar but different. I'll see about some pix . Meantime , any problems with yours such as slow starting as I describe??
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Eh, she starts a bit slower than my wife's jetta (02), and right around the same as my 96 Jeep.

I wouldn't say it's slow-starting, but it's not immediate, either.
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:52 AM   #14
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yeah it is just an SVT thing not that it takes more revolutions to start but the the crank speed is just slower. Nothing to worry about it is just normal but i noticed after i put my taylor wires on it started easier.
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Is it the original battery?

If it is, given that the battery is 4 years old, you will see some degredation.

I noticed the same issue on my car about a year ago. I replaced the battery with an Interstate high capacity unit and the car cranks immediately.
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Is it the original battery?

If it is, given that the battery is 4 years old, you will see some degredation.

I noticed the same issue on my car about a year ago. I replaced the battery with an Interstate high capacity unit and the car cranks immediately.
Great point. Batteries today last almost 5 years to the day. But that last year is a bugger with far fewer CCA. I am almost 4 years into battery, and I have gone from about 5 revolutions for car to turn over, to about 7 now.

I also believe the theory about building up oil pressure, because if you let off the ignition right before it fires you can hear a pressure relief.
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:52 PM   #17
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Changing my fuel filter made a huge difference in my car's starting. It used to always take at least 2, sometimes 3 tries to get it to start. Now it starts on the first try nearly every time.

It also feels like it picked up some power, smoothed out the idle, and addressed some of the bog off the line in 1st gear.

Definitely try that - it was super easy to do.
 
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i've noticed this too, but i think its time for me to do a little maintenance that has been neglected.....but even still its not like i sit there for an hour trying to get it to start...
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mine takes a few revolutions to turn over as well. i asked the guys at the local dealership and they didn't think anything was out of the ordinary...
 
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mine does.
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