1998 Dodge Stratus 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 124000 miles
Each morning my car won't start. All of my lights come on. Headlights don't seem to dim when the key is turned to the crank position. If I keep my ignition cranked and press all the way down on my accelerator the car starts eventually. It starts very slowly. I usually will keep the ignition cranked for about 20 seconds at a time with the gas pedal all of the way down and then turn the key to off for a few seconds. The first few times I'll hear nothing, but then after a few of these cycles the car will slowly start to turn over. After about 6 or so of these cycles the car starts up and I have no other driving issues. When I leave work after 8 hours the car starts up relatively fine, but after having it sit overnight for about 12 hours the problem starts again. I'd like to go to my mechanic with an idea of what he should be looking at.
have the same problem?
Monday, June 15th, 2009 AT 10:19 AM