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It happened once. After cranking up the first time for at least 5 seconds, the engine didn't start. The second time we did it, the engine started, but it sounded unusually subdued and it almost felt like it was gonna die again. The car goes normally and there's no problem of the engine dying on idle, but now and again we get the subdued startup problems. Anyone has any idea why it's like that, or is it just a normal occurence?
 

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It happened once. After cranking up the first time for at least 5 seconds, the engine didn't start. The second time we did it, the engine started, but it sounded unusually subdued and it almost felt like it was gonna die again. The car goes normally and there's no problem of the engine dying on idle, but now and again we get the subdued startup problems. Anyone has any idea why it's like that, or is it just a normal occurence?
Looks as if your battery is on its way to the heavens... if you have to wait 3 to 5 secs for the engine to crank, that's the likely cause. You might also want to check spark plugs, but first have a look at the battery and if necessary, replace with a good aftermarket product (my option would be Optima Red Top, there are lots of feedback on battery replacements on the forum).
 

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It happened once. After cranking up the first time for at least 5 seconds, the engine didn't start. The second time we did it, the engine started, but it sounded unusually subdued and it almost felt like it was gonna die again. The car goes normally and there's no problem of the engine dying on idle, but now and again we get the subdued startup problems. Anyone has any idea why it's like that, or is it just a normal occurence?
Is this when the vehicle is at normal operating temp? I sometimes get this on hot days. Some kind of heat soak issue.
 

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Looks as if your battery is on its way to the heavens... if you have to wait 3 to 5 secs for the engine to crank, that's the likely cause. You might also want to check spark plugs, but first have a look at the battery and if necessary, replace with a good aftermarket product (my option would be Optima Red Top, there are lots of feedback on battery replacements on the forum).
Thanks for the advice.
 
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