2003 Si Starting problem & Engine cuts out

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by C.Clark, Dec 5, 2004.

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    C.Clark Guest

    I have a 2003 Si w/ 24,000 mi. Twice in the past 10 days the engine
    cut out while accelerating from 1st to 2nd and from 2nd to 3rd. The
    electical stays on, the engine just stops working. Today it took me
    nearly 30 minutes of trying to get it started. It sputters for a
    couple of seconds sometimes when attempting to start. This started a
    couple of months ago with the car only failing to start. Let it sit
    awhile or try to start it many times and it will start. Now it has
    progressed to the engine cut out while driving. Any ideas.
    C.Clark, Dec 5, 2004
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    Howard Guest

    Why not take it to your dealer? The car should still be under warranty. You
    have under 36,000 miles and the car is less than 3 years old.
    Howard, Dec 5, 2004
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    Keith J Guest

    I wouldn't have even hesitated the first time. If anything is even
    perceived as not right, I take it in (while under warranty) That's one of
    the perks of buying new... free repairs

    Keith J, Dec 6, 2004
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    CCIII Guest

    I go to the dealer today......for the second time. The first time I
    went, 6 weeks ago, I was told they couldn't find anything wrong.
    "Bring it in when it has the problem". Back then the problem was only
    that it wouldn't start without many, many attempts. Now it has
    progressed to the cut out while driving. I'll post my experiences. I
    have seen postings where the MAIN RELAY may be the problem. I've
    suggested they check it out.
    CCIII, Dec 6, 2004
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    motsco_ _ Guest


    Start carrying your camcorder along . . .

    motsco_ _, Dec 6, 2004
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    Jason Guest

    Ask the mechanic at the dealership to run tests on the relay since that's
    probably the source of the problem. If they refuse to do it, ask the
    service manager to have one of the mechanics take it on a test drive. If
    they won't fix the problem, threaten to contact a gov't agency and have it
    considered under the lemon law. That might scare them into fixing the
    Jason, Dec 9, 2004
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