It is possible for hot start up problems to be caused by a flooded engine. This will definately cause what you are describing as you will usually see 30-60sec of crank to get the excess fuel out of the cylinders. This is usually caused by leaking injectors and can occur usually at higher mileages. You can check to make sure all are operating by placing a screwdriver on each injector and listening to the end of the screwdriver with the engine running. You should hear the injectors clicking on and off. If one is not clicking it can be either stuck closed or open (open causing a flood condition). Also even if the injectors are operaating one may just not be sealing causing a leak as well.
Also check your vacuum lines for any split or kinked lines. Often times on this vehicle in particular vacuum leaks can create havoc on this vehicle.
Are there any other issues you notice other than this. Any excessive crank any other time? Warnings in the cluster? Excessive fuel consumption? Rough idle? Lower top speed?
Monday, March 9th, 2009 AT 11:50 AM