Slow start up

Posted by MEz, Jun 19, 2012
Newbie Forum - Beginner/newbie/general DSM modification questions. First mods, how to run 10's when you haven't run 12's yet, any tech question that doesn't fit in another tech forum. Probationary Members must limit their tech posts to this forum and sub-forums.

  1. MEz

    MEz Proven Member

    Classifieds Rating:
    100%
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    Posts:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gilbert, Arizona
    I've been having an annoying issue with my dsm in the past few months. It takes 3-4 seconds of ignition to start on cold start. I was wondering who else is experiencing this problem and how i can fix it. Is it a coil pack, Power transistor, or fuel injector problem? :confused: BTW The starter is fairly new.
    #1
  2. Mrdiamondstars

    Mrdiamondstars Proven Member

    Classifieds Rating:
    100%
    DSM Profiles:
    1
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    Posts:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    montgomery, Alabama
    Probably something simple like the battery
    #2
  3. MEz

    MEz Proven Member

    Classifieds Rating:
    100%
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    Posts:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gilbert, Arizona
    cant be, it's fairly new and produces an average of 12.2v.
    #3
  4. toppertopper

    toppertopper Proven Member

    Classifieds Rating:
    100%
    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Posts:
    401
    Likes Received:
    0
    edmonton, AB_Canada
    Had the same problem with my 93 talon it took longer and longer , turned out to be the maf and 02
    #4
  5. MEz

    MEz Proven Member

    Classifieds Rating:
    100%
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    Posts:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gilbert, Arizona
    I switched the o2 and made no difference :(. But how could it be the maf for start up?:confused:
    #5
  6. niddydsm

    niddydsm Proven Member

    DSM Profiles:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Posts:
    294
    Likes Received:
    2
    Thornton, Colorado
    start with the basic tune-up. Your fuel filter could be starting to clog up.
    #6
  7. fonzi90Tsi

    fonzi90Tsi Proven Member

    Classifieds Rating:
    100%
    DSM Profiles:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Posts:
    182
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bakersfield, California
    Or your coolant temp sensor. Does it smell rich after it starts up?

    The coolant temp sensir tells it how much fuel to pour in when its cold. But you would also be having trouble starting after its already warmed up.
    #7
  8. MEz

    MEz Proven Member

    Classifieds Rating:
    100%
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    Posts:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gilbert, Arizona

    I'll check into it just to be safe.

    No it doesn't smell rich. I also have a narrowband that bounces around in ideal.
    #8
  9. chrismx22

    chrismx22 Proven Member

    Classifieds Rating:
    100%
    DSM Profiles:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2011
    Posts:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wytheville, Virginia
    My vote is battery and or starter. And if your battery dips lower than 11.3 volts when starting its bad.
    #9

Share This Page