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This is called "run on" of the starter. It doesn't cause a huge issue if it doesn't happen too much or for too long, but basically the Bendix stays engaged in the flywheel ring gear an is being then driven by the engine. To further explain, the Bendix (or pinion drive mechanism) is the part on the end of the starter armature which engages the flywheel (or ...


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I have also prefilled my oil filters when I can. There is a notable difference in the amount of time it takes for the gauge to register when comparing prefilled to not prefilled. The difference is still fairly small though, I guess about 2-3 seconds. Although it seems like a life time while you watch the gauge. I believe this is insignificant though. If you ...


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In fuel-injected systems, hot-start problems indicate that the fuel line is unable to maintain pressure. This could be due to a few things related to the fuel supply line, including: a leaky fuel injector minute cracks in the fuel line which leak fuel when under pressure The reason why this happens only for hot starts is because the fuel is more likely ...


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From experience, my old Mazda 323-C Auto could be bump started at a speed of around 34mph (which is far too fast to push!). This was a traditional type auto box so I don't know how it would differ for something with a CVT / DSG gearbox. I used to carry jump leads in the boot of this car as the most effective way to starting any car but certainly an ...


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I am not sure about diesel, but regular fuel jelliefies over time. And five years sounds plenty long. In addition, you might live in a country that adds ethanol to its fuel. I read that this can also separate over time, though I have no direct experience with that. Summary: check the fuel. Is it still liqued?


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Sounds to me like the IAC valve (Idle Air Control Valve) needs to be replaced. It's not a hard thing to replace. The IAC opens and closes to allow air into the throttle body when the throttle blade(s) are closed (which is at idle). It might be dirty or have debris lodged in it which is causing it to act up. I've been able to replace them on older 2005 ...


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You can have a good alternator and still not charge the batteries if the connections are corroded in anyway or a battery clamp is loose or cracked. Also check the fusible links there should be one in line between the alternator to starter to battery circuit but if its pumping out 14 volts at 2000 rpm and wont idle for long afterwords then i suspect the ...



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