lately ive been noticing that when i go to turn the ignition in my r/t that it sometimes takes too long to start and sometimes feels like its not going to period. anybody else experience this or am i all alone with this one?
No!!!! I have an SXT, and I could have sworn I've felt that several times before, but I thought it was just my imagination. I turn the key to start it, and it kind of lags, like i'm not holding the key long enough...but I know I am! (Don't want to hold it TOO long). It just kind of seems like it's barely catching and starting.
I took my cali in yesteday for the recall on the thermostat, and other little things that have all been mentioned on here before, and they said they did a computer flash also. So, hopefully, maybe, that fixed the starting problem...we shall see when I pick it up today!
I've noticed too, that I have to hold the key a little longer than I did with my Neon. I've gotten used to it. The first few times I let go too soon....and it didn't start. But now I've got the feel for it.
I have an SXT, I dont have any problems at all.... I have no ping/knocking/ no anything. It starts in about .5 sec, turn key and boom on...
The other day I saw a Caliber in the parking where I work at and I heard the loud ping from it. I was like "wow so that is what it sounds like".
*Knock on wood* but right now I have like 650-700 something miles on it and no problems at all. The rear-washer stopped leaking and I had a rattling sound that was fixed. (hood misalign).. Hmmmm.... I just hope nothing pops up....
I do know that with electronic fuel injection that if you turn the key to just before it kicks the starter motor on, the fuel pump will pressurize the injectors a tad more for the initial start. I do that with my Nissan truck and it always starts right up (other wise the starter motor on that Nissan spins and spins and spins...).