: Help on hesitant start...



tedasaurus
11-14-06, 11:12 PM
My '98 STS with 81k has an increasingly hesitant start. You turn the key and sometimes it starts normally, sometimes there is a delay, sometimes too brief a start to run the engine, and sometimes, like yesterday, you have to wait 15 cotton picking minutes before she wants to crank at all. I am thinking ignition module. Am I on the right track as far as you know? Sure has been a good car, as I bought it new and plan to run her as far as she will go.

Ranger
11-14-06, 11:18 PM
If you mean 15 min. of silence and no cranking at all, check the battery cables.

tedasaurus
11-14-06, 11:30 PM
Will check the battery cables, thanks. I already replaced the battery when all this started and it worked fine for awhile, but slowly resumed its problem. I will look for crimps and cuts.

Ranger
11-14-06, 11:46 PM
Check for tight, clean connections. If there was any corrosion, make sure it did not get under the cable insulation.