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Old 04-16-2019, 01:01 PM   #1
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Hesitation before starter engages

Its a 2004 ZTS 23 AT almost 80K miles. First start when you turn the key on gauges and FP come on OK. There has been a hesitation before the starter engages when you turn the key, it is getting worse but only for the first start of the day. It started doing this when cold out. I had a 2003 SE 23 AT that did the hesitation bit when cold but always started OK. New battery and connections are clean. Weird that two cars did this so hoping someone else has had this problem and figured it out. It hasn't failed to start yet but yesterday I had to turn the key off and on several times to get it to engage the starter, thinking maybe ignition switch or starter relay but just a guess.



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