Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Chevy Camaro V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 187, 00 miles
I'm not a "car guy" but I'll do my best to describe this problem that has stumped two different local mechanics.
My Camaro has a lot of miles, but has been regularly maintained and cared for. I am the original owner.
Within the past year I began to have a problem where the engine would crank for a long time (20-30 seconds) before finally turning over. But here's the weird part. If the car sits all night in the garage (or for an even longer period of time), it starts immediately. Similarly, if I turn the car off while I'm in a gas station, or while I run into a convenience store for a few minutes, it turns right over. The problem I'm describing *only* happens when the car has been off for longer than 20 minutes, but less than about 6 hours.
The guy who usually works on the car has tried a number of things, including flushing/cleaning the fuel injectors. He tells me that the computer diagnostics come back perfect. The battery has been replaced within the past two months.
Another thing that may or may not be related. I've noticed that when I first start the car after it hasn't been running for a while (like if I don't drive it for a day or two), I get some "backfiring"--the engine runs kind of rough--for a minute or two. Once I get driving and give it some gas it runs perfectly.
I'm not having any other problems with the car--just trying to keep it running until the 2011 Camaro Convertible becomes available. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 AT 8:53 PM