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how many cranks does it take to start your engine?

Discussion in 'Electrical Systems' started by theblack, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    I was recently in a conversation with a friend of mine who felt that my car takes far too long to start.
    I on the other hand didn't feel so nor felt so from as far as i can remember.

    Just to be safe i'm starting this thread.
    My car takes about 5-6 cranks to start(cold / warm).
    Is it a bad sign or a is it ok?

    I've not felt any dip in power anywhere nor have seen any MID warnings .
    The battery is 3 yrs old .

    Some of the mods
    1.) LED cabin lights installed
    2.) 100/130 phillips rally with relay installed
  2. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    same here,with no mods.
    Battery is two years old.
  3. 2-3 With Ameron FLO, 5-8 with old excide.
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  4. Surya

    Surya Superiore

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    Did you mean it takes 2-3 times of cranking to start the engine and 5-6 times for a older one..:confused: i see only one crank to start and its still less than a year have to watch then..
  5. shams

    shams Esperto

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    my punto will be three years old in july. if i remember correctly i would have cranked twice not more than 10 times in my entire ownership!! its running on stock battery
  6. It the pulsating sound of crank moving with high notes,just count the high notes.
  7. shams

    shams Esperto

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    this is difficult to understand :confused: ... sat please explain!!
  8. When you try starting your car you hear a noise from the engine,just pay attention high notes in it.Or other way is how much of time it takes mine starts in almost in second, with excide it used to take 3-4 sends of holding the key in on position.
  9. venka

    venka BANNED

    mine three to four. Stock battery
  10. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    ok. looks like my battery is fine in that case.
    Shams, what i mean is when you start the engine how many times the alternator makes the kee kee kee sound before the engine actually starts running.

    In my case this sound is made 5-6 times.

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