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    Car Starting - hesitation?

    sometimes, not always when i start my car, it sttarts with hesitation, or takes a few seconds before it clicks, and it clicks for a bit for some reason, and then sometmes itll just fire up.

    i currently dont have any sound system hooked up or an amp or anything for that matter.

    what gives?

    ill be hooking up my sound system within a week, i just dont want it to not work when i hook it up, or my car not start at all.

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    Re: Car Starting - hesitation?

    Spark plugs maybe? What do you mean takes a few seconds before it clicks?



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    Re: Car Starting - hesitation?

    talking about the starter clicking?
    probably a loose connection to the starter, whether it be power or ground



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    Re: Car Starting - hesitation?

    could be something wrong with the starter solenoid



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    Re: Car Starting - hesitation?

    yes the starter clicking, and its almost as if its low on juice or something, am i able to tell with a ddm if my batt and alt are fine?




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    Re: Car Starting - hesitation?

    actually sounds like a bad battery.

    ---------- Post added at 06:23 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:22 PM ----------

    bring it to oreilys or something have it tested. and if it is replace it with an agm




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    Re: Car Starting - hesitation?

    There should be a thread about taking your vehicle up to Orielys/ Autozone at least twice a yr. and get the battery tested with and without a load, as this has become a common issue?It is FREE folks..FREE.You will be able to tell if your battery is working properly, and to tell if your alternator is working as it should.I recommend taking the car/ vehicle to one of these places first before spending any funds, and jumping to conclusions....and its FREE




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    Quote Originally Posted by audiobaun View Post
    There should be a thread about taking your vehicle up to Orielys/ Autozone at least twice a yr. and get the battery tested with and without a load, as this has become a common issue?It is FREE folks..FREE.You will be able to tell if your battery is working properly, and to tell if your alternator is working as it should.I recommend taking the car/ vehicle to one of these places first before spending any funds, and jumping to conclusions....and its FREE
    hey is that FREE?

    lol just kidding, ya maybe thats a good idea, a midas or something, how do they tell if its good or not? cant i test my batt with a ddm or something? or na




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    Re: Car Starting - hesitation?

    When it turns over does you hear grinding at all?...or does the motor not turn over at all?...Could be the starter dying




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    Re: Car Starting - hesitation?

    I guess you could, but why not let those guys give you a second opinion, and compare your results??Doesnt hurt??And it is free at Autozone and Orielys




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    Re: Car Starting - hesitation?

    sounds like a weak battery or bad starter...Im gonna have to replace my starter on my Bandit Trans AM soon




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    Re: Car Starting - hesitation?

    Quote Originally Posted by cbuts View Post
    hey is that FREE?

    lol just kidding, ya maybe thats a good idea, a midas or something, how do they tell if its good or not? cant i test my batt with a ddm or something? or na
    no, you can't perform the test with a DMM - you'd need a load tester. They're actually not all that expensive, but you may as well just go to the shop and have the test performed by "professionals" who "know what they're doing".




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    Re: Car Starting - hesitation?

    alright, ill have to take it somewere then




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    Re: Car Starting - hesitation?

    not sure if anyone mentioned it but it could be corroded battery terminals. i've seen them even look clean but not turn the engine over, a quick cleanup with a wire battery brush and bingo the car starts.



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    Re: Car Starting - hesitation?

    oh neat, ill have to look.
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