I bought a car for delivery driving, short distance (under 4 miles each way). After driving it for two weeks, it wouldn't start on an intermittent basis. It always cranks fine. But on 3 occasions within 48 hours, I tried to start the car at least several consecutive time without success. On the first two occasions, I waited about 5 minutes, and it started up fine. The third time, it was at a garage, and it failed to start during several rounds of cranking. Giving it some gas produced a smell of gasoline. Then it started, about a half hour later as folks in the gargage were about to start diagnostic tests (and I got billed 65 dollars for a half hour diagnostic work, though I doubt they did any testing). Earlier that day I had the car in another shop to figure out way the check engine light was on, and they got a code for an ignition coil, which they replaced. The ran more smoothly, but the no start problem reappeared a couple hours later.
have the same problem?
Friday, July 10th, 2015 AT 2:04 PM