2004 Intrepid 2.7 - Long crank time

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Bubba Barnsmell from Pig Farm Alabama, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. I have a 2004 Intrepid (2.7) with 50,000 miles on it (I drive a lot) that
    routinely has a what I feel is a long crank time, and then when it does
    start it sounds like it is missing for a 2-3 seconds. But the damn thing has
    never set a code, and of course, it never does it when at the dealer. Any
    Bubba Barnsmell from Pig Farm Alabama, Jul 26, 2005
  2. Bubba Barnsmell from Pig Farm Alabama

    RWM Guest

    As you suggested to another poster:

    "You really should have brought your car to the local Chinese
    restaurant for the diagnostic check. They can tell you more
    about your car than those discount auto places. Their relatives
    make all the parts!"
    RWM, Jul 26, 2005
  3. OK, I tried that. They couldn't figure it out either. But they did give me a
    fortune cookie that said "the last guy that responded to me was very smart
    man. He brings all his planes here too".
    Bubba Barnsmell from Pig Farm Alabama, Jul 26, 2005
  4. Take it to a garage and have them put a scope on the crank sensor (or
    put one on yourself ) I'll bet that the output is weak.

    Ted Mittelstaedt, Jul 26, 2005
  5. Bubba Barnsmell from Pig Farm Alabama

    Bill Putney Guest

    Hmm - we were just talking about this. Possibly a fuel system leak down
    (bad check valve or leaking injector, or bad engine temperature sensor.

    Bill Putney
    (To reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
    adddress with the letter 'x')
    Bill Putney, Jul 27, 2005
  6. Bubba Barnsmell from Pig Farm Alabama

    Mr.X Guest

    OK on my GM the fuel pump has 2 power sources, one is the oil
    pressure switch, the second is a relay that is engerized for only 30
    seconds or so whiile the oil pressure is building. if the oil drops
    out it saves the engine by shutting down the fuel pump. the relay
    is there for , if there is a fuel leak down it will power the pump
    once the key is in the run position for only 30 seconds.
    Mr.X, Aug 2, 2005
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