Mechanics

OCCASIONAL STARTING PROBLEMS

Ford Probe

1990, Ford Probe, 2.2L, nonturbo, 4 C, 354000 miles.

Most of the time the car starts up fine. But at times the engine will tune slowly like it will not start. Simular to having a weak battery. When it does start this way, I will turn the car off and it will restart fine. The lights, horn and blinkers work fine.

The battery and starter are new. Problem existed before replacing both.
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Lrymcd
January 14, 2007.



Check battery cables and connectors.
Are you using the right oil viscosity, it may be cold where you are.

Tiny
Mathiaso
Jan 15, 2007.
There is a tsb Ref # 91-16-6 that refers to a wiring problem in front of the radiator, water intrusion into the engine harness causing various problems including a no start. It may or may not apply to you.

Don't know a whole heck of a lot about cars, but I just wanted to say congrats on 354,000 miles!

I'm guessing you change the oil every 3,000 miles without missing a beat?

Tiny
Djhafner
Jan 15, 2007.
Amazing what you can get out of cars if you want to!