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Sluggish Engine Start

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Enino12, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Jul 2, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    Enino12

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    So i've got an 06 prerunner with 90K on it and have never had a problem with it. This afternoon though i got into my truck and as I tried to start it up it took alot longer than usual. At first it sounded like my battery was dead but just as i was about to stop turning the key it started up... this was really weird to me so i let the engine warm up, turned it off, and tried it again to see if i would get a smooth start this time but again i got that sluggish start. the engine turns over for about 3-4 seconds before firing up... you guys have any idea of what it could be? its really annoying me. Thanks
     
  2. Jul 2, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Battery?
     
  3. Jul 2, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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    pull it let parts store check it. prob sulfated. after new batt then get a volt meter make sure your alt is putting out the 13-14 volts to the batt it needs
     
  5. Jul 2, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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    Thanks guys yeah probably just needs a new battery and hopefully the alternators fine as well. Gonna take the battery to autozone in a bit and see whats going on
     
  6. Jul 2, 2012 at 6:58 PM
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    Five year batteries generally last about five years.
     
  7. Jul 2, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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    there is nothing like a deep freeze or intense heat to finish off weak batteries.
     
  8. Jul 2, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    thats probably why we go through so many batteries here in arizona. cant wait for it to start cooling down again
     
  9. Jul 2, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    didnt think it ever cooled down for you guys.
    its funny here in texas i said hey we're gettn a cold front. they say yay how cold, 95 with 80%humidity. damn brake out the jackets. but it beats the 107 we head the previous week
     
  10. Jul 3, 2012 at 5:16 AM
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    It's a dry heat. I'm liking Buffalo...a little more. [​IMG] Ok, it sucks.
     
  11. Jul 3, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    lived in Cleveland for two years, it was fun at first but the snow eventually will make you want to eat people:D
     
  12. Jul 3, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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