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Old 08-16-2016, 04:46 PM
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So my car didn't want to start this morning...

Here's what was happening when I cranked it:


I'm posting this just as a preliminary.

I have another vehicle I used to go to work, which is where I am now, and I'll be digging into it further when I get home this evening.

In the meantime, I was hoping someone can give some ideas on where to start with this one.

I must admit, my car has had hesitation issues when starting before this (should have dug into it already, but have been crazy busy), so I'm thinking a bad coil. Anyone else?
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:00 PM
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Probably a dead battery.

Originally Posted by carrrnuttt View Post
I'm thinking a bad coil.
No, that doesn't make sense.
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Old 08-18-2016, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Legot View Post
Probably a dead battery.



No, that doesn't make sense.
Makes perfect sense.

I had a mess on my battery terminals and a simlar thing happened. Had to clean the crap out of them and re-tighten. It started up perfectly fine ever since.

Check your battery terminals to make sure they aren't dirty or loose first!
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Originally Posted by Legot View Post
Probably a dead battery.



No, that doesn't make sense.
Originally Posted by amdhunter View Post
Makes perfect sense.

I had a mess on my battery terminals and a simlar thing happened. Had to clean the crap out of them and re-tighten. It started up perfectly fine ever since.

Check your battery terminals to make sure they aren't dirty or loose first!
You're both correct.

The battery is actually less than a year old, but it turns out, the positive connector was loose.

I had the same thoughts about the battery at first, but when I did the video, I had on a battery jumper attached to the car. But then again, that wouldn't matter if the damned terminal was loose.

I also did a search on here and saw someone with hesitation issues figure it for a coil issue.

Oh well. At least it was cheap fix. And a lesson learned.
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