z28dreams Posted December 8, 2008 Share Posted December 8, 2008 So, I'm not sure if this is just normal or not, but my last car didn't exhibit this behavior. 05 LGT, 5EAT, 35k miles or so. Car always started perfectly in the last 8-9 months I've owned it. Now that it's getting colder out, it takes a good 4-6 cranks before it starts up. (Used to start in 1-2). Average temp right now is 30-40F. Is this normal on these engines? I can't imagine a battery is going bad after only 3 years, but I suppose it's possible. It's probably worth noting that I only drive the car about 2-3 times a week, so this could have something to do with it. Should I have the battery checked out? Just assume it's normal? I just read about 'priming' the fuel pump, but that seems a little ridiculous on this level of car. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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