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Old 11-13-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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Weird Thing Happened Today.....

I turned the key to start the car and there was a 5 second pause before the car started. Anyone else experience this issue???


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Old 11-13-2012, 06:30 PM   #2
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did nothing happen for five seconds? no engine turning at all..
or, did the engine turn over for five seconds before running?
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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Sorry, I should have been more clear...nothing happened for five seconds.. then the car started.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:53 PM   #4
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I have had that happen . Probably less than 5seconds but the key was released when it started.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:17 PM   #5
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Something like this happened to me last year when I left the car outside overnight in some real cold temperatures. I just retried and no problems. Hasn't happened since.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:28 PM   #6
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foot on the clutch?
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:49 PM   #7
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foot on the clutch?
U.S. Spec SEL is a DCT only indy, no clutch pedal to interrupt the starting process.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:14 PM   #8
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Engine block heater if you have it maybe?
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Engine block heater if you have it maybe?
I'm curious why the engine block heater would be suspected in the case of the car not starting for 5 seconds after turning the key? That plugs into an AC power source separate from the car. I haven't had this problem by the way but I have a push button to start the car.
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I turned the key to start the car and there was a 5 second pause before the car started. Anyone else experience this issue???
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I have had that happen . Probably less than 5seconds but the key was released when it started.
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Something like this happened to me last year when I left the car outside overnight in some real cold temperatures. I just retried and no problems. Hasn't happened since.
Hi folks,

If this becomes a persistent concern, I'd definitely mention it to your dealer the next time you have an oil change or other scheduled maintenance visit. Getting a Ford certified tech's eyes and hands on your vehicle is the best way to get accurate diagnosis and repair.

Please reach out to me if you have any other questions or concerns.

Thanks!
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