Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 19:09:52 -0400
From: "Fred W." <Fred.Willsnospampam>
Subject: Re: 96 9000 aero (Intermittant hard starting on hot days)

"Tomnospamtech" <> wrote in message news:cc3rid$t5v$ > > "S Moe" <> wrote in message > news:GV2Fc.9885$wY5.1428nospami_s54... > > My car starts and runs great if it is cool outside. The past few weeks in > > Seattle it has been in the upper 70's and 80's. Intermittently my car > cranks > > over and will not start. Then I wait and talk to it for a few minutes and > it > > starts. It has only failed when it has been parked in the sun. It has > never > > done this in my garage or on cooler days. I replaced the fuel pump, relay > > and check valve about six months ago due to a total pump failure. I also > > have had a new strange problem with my instrument panel going dead, > > including the clock. The car keeps running. I pull over and restart it and > > everything is fine. No blown fuses, new fuel filter and no logged or > active > > faults. I have had lots of nice long talks with the car trying to convince > > it to stop this. I am stuck. Anyone have any ideas? 80,000 miles. > > Thanks > > > Sounds like a classic case of ignition switch failure, Regards, Tom. > Actually, no it doesn't. At least from my own experience, it has always been no starter engagement when the switch is bad (twice now). But I suppose it's possible that a different pair of contacts have gotten gummed up... I managed to open one of them (deilicate affair) and clean the goopy grease out and the switch worked fine afterward. -Fred W

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