How many cranks is normal to start a car?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by alan, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. alan

    alan Guest

    97 integra

    Even when the fuel pump is primed, I still have instances where it takes
    about a half dozen cranks (~3 seconds)to start the engine. I am
    wondering if this is normal? My former Civic usually started with less
    than 3 cranks.
    alan, Jul 9, 2004
  2. alan

    motsco_ _ Guest


    What's the mileage, and have you ever had the ignition switch replaced
    because of the recall?

    motsco_ _, Jul 9, 2004
  3. it is normal when it starts in about 2 to 3 cranks (1.5 seconds). if it
    takes any longer then that you migh want to check your gas filter (chek
    valve) on your fuel line and if not just look for a code in the ECU. Hope
    this helps.
    williethekid1, Jul 9, 2004
  4. alan

    Sean Dinh Guest

    1 crank in my Civics. More cranks when there is a half gallon of fuel left
    in the tank.
    Sean Dinh, Jul 9, 2004
  5. alan

    Jafir Elkurd Guest

    Do you wait for the check engine light to go off before you start cranking?
    Jafir Elkurd, Jul 10, 2004
  6. alan

    Mista Bone Guest

    when was the last time you changed the spark plugs?????
    Mista Bone, Jul 10, 2004
  7. alan

    alan Guest


    alan, Jul 10, 2004
  8. alan

    alan Guest

    according to the former owner's records, 20K ago

    alan, Jul 10, 2004
  9. alan

    Graham W Guest

    Coz the fuel pump may not have primed the system until that
    light goes off.
    Graham W, Jul 10, 2004
  10. alan

    alan Guest

    Which is why I originally stated: "Even when the fuel pump is primed..."
    alan, Jul 11, 2004
  11. alan

    motsco_ _ Guest



    If you've got a stick injector (sticking open), the engine will be hard
    to start in the AM because it's essentially flooded. One other symptom .
    .. . it always takes a couple or three seconds for fuel pump to do it's
    thing in the morning because pressure has bled down.

    Our Odyssey did this, and was cured by running a tank of Gasohol thru
    it. A can of Techron might do the trick too. Had to hold pedal half-way
    to floor (per manual) to start it too.

    Whaddaya think?

    motsco_ _, Jul 11, 2004
  12. alan

    alan Guest

    The last time it took 3 seconds to start my car, I had driven it 70
    miles starting on a full tank of gas, stopped for 15 minutes, and then
    started the car again.
    alan, Jul 11, 2004
  13. alan

    alan Guest

    I don't think there was such a recall for my car.
    alan, Jul 11, 2004
  14. alan

    Jafir Elkurd Guest

    But if asked "why" then how did you know it was primed... obviously you
    didn't know.
    Jafir Elkurd, Jul 11, 2004
  15. alan

    Jafir Elkurd Guest

    Maybe your TW sensor is going towards the extreme edges of acceptable.
    Jafir Elkurd, Jul 11, 2004
  16. Two cranks is one crank too many. You need to get your car checked out.
    When was the last time you changed plugs and checked your cap, rotor and
    Alex Rodriguez, Jul 12, 2004
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