Engine Performance problem
1992 Ford Tempo 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles
For the past three months, every time that my first trip of the day is short ( a few miles or less), when I return to the car to start it, it will not start. Usually I will continue to try to start it 5-15 times and it will start then. There is no noise when I try to start it. Also, sometimes I need to turn the key and then step on the gas to start it
After this, no matter where I drive for the rest of the day, it does not happen. If the first trip of the day was long (6+ miles), this does not happen.
Last night, upon returning home from work, it took over a half an hour to start it. It usually takes 3 minutes or less. Today, I drove about one mile, and upon trying to restart the car, it would not start.
Any thoughts on what this might be?
Also, I do not know if this is relevant, but last night and today the temperature is much cooler than it has been in recent months.
have the same problem?
Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 AT 10:22 PM