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When I turn on the ignition switch the car begins to start but seems to get stuck "in the middle of starting" and does not actually start. I turn the ignition back to the beginning position and try again - after 3-4 times of this it will start. So it is cranking, but does not complete the process by starting the car (again- this is intermittent most days it is fine)
I do not have a volt meter but 4 different mechanics over the past 6 weeks have told me my battery is at full strength
I was told by 2 mechanics (one was the dealer) that my fan is not spinning causing the car to get hot (not all the way to red though). in addition, the Suzuki dealer told me that the fan problem was linked to the starter problem because the fan motor is ??broken and is not shutting down when I turn the car off??? That statement aside, when I saw a new person yesterday, he said my fan was working and I had loose battery and starter cables which he fixed. However, when I stopped for gas this am, the car did not crank/turn over until the 3rd try. Hope that helps. I gave part replacement recommendations for the dealer I saw last week if you need me to provide that info
I’m am not sure. Normally I turn the key and it makesa rumbling/starting sound and the engine turns on. When it acts up it makes the rumbling/starting sound and the sound keeps going as long as I hold the key in the start position, but the engine doesn’t start. To get it to start I turn the key off and try again until the engine starts.. So... yes the starter seems to be doing its thing but the engine dosent actually start.
Sorry - Im at work and keep getting interurupted. It is fine once it starts. This has been happening 6 weeks - since I had trouble turning off my oil change light. 84, 000 miles - I have had the car for 1 year. No tune up but I have regular oil changes. Never any proibs - great car till now. I think the engine light went on once. I did take it to the dealer for diagnostics last week and they did not say anything about neededinn a tune up or electrical work - just the fan replacement
Thank you - I will try this. Do you suggest changing the spark plugs - that is not too expensive I don't think
Thank you I will