: Hard Start

03-19-11, 01:52 PM
2005 STS V*8, Hard Start issues, also will not start with remote, smell of gas when it does start, OBD codes P0300 and P0442

03-19-11, 02:24 PM
The remote start won't work until the codes are cleared. It could be lots of things so I'll let a member with more experience with the codes make suggestions. (I still have more than 6 months of CPO remaining, so I'd just make am appointment with the dealer.)

Good Luck!

03-19-11, 04:53 PM
The P0300 is engine misfire and the P0442 is Evaporative Emission Control System Leak detected. I don't know what the cause is.

03-19-11, 09:31 PM
Emission Control System Leaks can just be a loose gas cap. A misfire code doesn't tell us much.

Is the hard start issue in all conditions? Hot, warm cold, wet or dry? Any pattern at all?

03-20-11, 11:55 PM
Could be a bad coil or fouled plug this can cause excessive unburned fuel resulting in the fuel smell. Since each plug has its own coil probably need to get diaganostic done.

03-21-11, 07:49 PM
Does it have the original plugs? How many miles?

If replacing plugs, use only OEM.