Every so often, about once every 2-3 months, my 2005 9-3 is very hard to start. There is no apparent reason for the problem. Car just keeps turning over like if it had no spark or fuel. I have always been able to get it started but it wears the battery down to where I know I will not always be so lucky. While turning over, I give the car a lot of gas and when it does finally start, it runs rough for about 30-60 seconds and then returns to normal. Mechanically, the car is not abused and well taken care of. It drives like new and I don't want to get rid of it but I may be moving to a new area and I need to be able to trust the car. I am not an expert but I do have some experience fixing cars as well as using a scanner to pull up trouble codes. (Check engine light is not on.) I would like to try and fix it myself, if possible. Thank you in advance to anyone that can help me with this.
have the same problem?
Saturday, September 10th, 2011 AT 12:54 PM