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Sounds like he bought a new battery to try to fix the issue but it did not. There may be other causes (like fuses, wiring, a non-genuine immobilizer) but the next logical assumption is that the starter and/or starter solenoid have failed.


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It may be the starter but you'd want to check for battery voltage at the B terminal on the starter and check that the circuit on the S terminal is OK first. When checking the S terminal have someone turn the key to the crank position. Also it would be a good idea to check that the starter is grounded properly. If you have power on both terminals and the ...


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Sounds like starter gear windingout and then overheating, I would replace the starter. These sound like typical symptoms...


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Fuel Injection might be faulty check Air Filter element also.


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More than likely a Bad ignition switch (lower steering column), replace it, sometimes it burns the big 12v wires at the switch and you have to repair the wire ends with new ones or get a ignition switch repair pigtail and splice it in.


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Goodness, this could be just about anything. What setting is the heater, ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) set at? I'd expect this as normal if the A/C compressor is engaged (which it is in normal A/C modes, plus defrost and defog modes...) I wouldn't necessarily expect fuel related issues with this description, but it would be nice to see if there ...


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Have you checked the battery condition? Your local motor parts supplier should be able to test it for you, and replace it if it's failed. As a guide, batteries usually last 5-8 years, so if it's in that range or older, you'll probably need to replace it. Also check the condition of the connections to the battery terminals, and the condition of the ...


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This could be a whole lot of things. I'm going to guess that the check engine light is on (and / or On and blinking...) If so, we're going to need to see the stored OnBoard Diagnostics version 2 (OBDII) codes. The only way to get those on your car is with an OBDII reader. (either via a purchase at your local autoparts store, or online somewhere, or ...


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There are two places this could be: ICM or Optispark. The intermittent nature of it leads me to believe it is ignition related. On your year of LT1, ignition issues can pretty much be boiled down to these two things (as you are describing). Just because you've replaced the ICM, does not mean it isn't at fault. Usually the way the engine dies with an ICM ...


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Since the fuel pressure is good you may also want to check for a vacuum leak. Sometimes a vacuum leak can cause intermittent problems such as this because it may be partially sealed at times. I would carefully check all of the vacuum hoses and the intake boot for cracks or holes.


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If an engine has a manual choke it will need to be used for starting in most cases. You might get it to start with no choke sometimes, but needing to use it doesn't indicate a problem. Factors such as temperature, how long since it was last started, and even humidity can affect starting. After a while you will get to know when your bike needs the choke ...


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Probably an engine temperature sensor. I had a similar issue with a '89 VW Fox. Cold temp would start fine and the moment it got warm.....died. Wait 10 minutes good to go until it got warm. Good thing I had a service manual in the car and a calculator. I was near a Radio Shack and picked up 2 thermistors put them together plugged them in and tie wrapped ...


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More than likely you have injector(s) leaking down when hot. If not that it can be a fuel pump or fuel pump pressure control, newer diesels can be complicated to diagnose here due to computer controls.


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It takes three things to make an engine go. Spark, fuel and air. So perhaps something controlling each of those three things isn't working well. No way to guess here. Just start checking each of those. If you are mechanically inclined, I'd start the search by troubleshooting with the service manual. Page 13 of that manual is a very detail troubleshooting ...


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A battery can run lights but not have enough energy to run a starter, Check the battery connections, be sure they are clean and tight. Check water levels in the battery, fill if needed, then put a 1amp charger on it for a few hours. If you get it running again check the voltage at the battery while running with a DC voltmeter, it should be 13.5 volts or ...


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I wouldn't say that the car is fine but I wouldn't say that it has something horribly wrong. It could be the signs of a part of the fuel system failing. This could be anything from the pump, filter, pressure relief valve, or injectors. Maybe check your owner's manual to see when they recommend you swapping any of these parts out. If you are past due on any ...


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Your carbs are clogged with varnish and bad gas The remnants of gas that has evaporated are a gummy hard varnish inside of your carburetors. You have a bit of work to do. You need to completely disassemble the carburetors and thoroughly clean all of the nooks, crannies, jets, fuel galley's and air galley's in order to get your bike back in working order. ...


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It sounds like your carb(s) are plugged and need cleaned. If the fuel in the carbs has ethanol in it, the carbs are going to be caked with crap. The floats could be ruined. There are a lot of things going on. Getting the carbs rebuilt or at the very least cleaned up, is going to be a must. All of the symptoms you saying are pointing to carb issues.


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Check the start relay. I've seen other f-series owners complaining about this exact issue on this forum.


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I had a 2001 corolla with similar symptoms. It turned out being a evap issue. A real pain in the butt to diagnose. The thing you have to watch with corolla is when you fuel it. Make sure you stop at the first click. Accidentally overfilling can mess up the charcoal canister can make your life living hell. A stuck purge valve can cause flooding issues when ...


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Your issue could be a camshaft position sensor going bad. My G35 wouldnt start right away unless I gave it some gas. After 8 months..car stop accelerating while driving. Issue was camshaft position sensor bank 2. It was an easy fix, I just youtubed it. Part was $100 at AutoParts store.


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Try starting the vehicle in neutral. It might an issue with the electrical connection in the Neutral Start Switch located in transmission console where the gear shift is. If memory serves me correctly there is a device called a parking pawl-sort of a safety locking mechanism. Sometimes this affect the start switch which affects the ability to start Park. ...


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This is rather specific to the hazards of car ownership in West Africa, so I'm not surprised no-one has suggested this! After using an improvised variant of this method to confirm that it was indeed an electrical problem with no power reaching the spark plug wires, I had a closer look at my fuse box, and specifically the "EFI" (fuel injection sytem) fuse. ...



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