When I first bought the car I noticed issues with it not starting the first time I cranked it after it had been driven for a while, so I asked the guy who sold car to me if I should bring it in, but he said that it will go away it's just because it has been sitting on the lot for a little while. Well, it didn't go away.
<br/> A year later still have the problem and it's worse, but here is what I've noticed. In the AM or after the car has been sitting for 5 hours or more, starts up fine. ONLY if I've been driving it for 30 minutes or more and I turn the car off and let it sit for 20-30 minutes or more, it will rev up like it's going to start but won't start the first time I crank it. It always starts the second time. One time it did not start at all (after my hair appointment to my best friend's WEDDING that I was in!!...go figure) so I left it and had someone pick me up and after it got to sit for several hours it started back up fine. It's winter now and if it's a real cold cloudy day it might happen, but just won't sound as if it's struggling so hard to start. However, if it's a cold day, but it's sunny and it's been sitting in the sun after I've driven it, it will have the same issues starting. It always revs up, so never a clicking at first start. Except when the one time it didn?t start at all, it revved up, died, than clicked when I turned the key, but that?s the only time, but again it usually revs up. When it's trying really hard it will rev than putter slowly and the car shakes then it cuts off, but again second time I turn that key it starts beautifully. Pushing on the gas pedal does nothing usually; a couple times it helped, but most of the time I can push all the way down on the pedal and it does nothing. 3 mechanic friends have looked at it and all ruled out the battery, starter, and alternator. Only one told me they think it's the fuel pump, the others said they have no clue. I don't think it's the fuel pump though b/c when I turn the ignition key on I can hear the fuel pump cut on and I was told if I hear that than it's probably not the fuel pump, but if that?s not true let me know. The warranty is up, but before it expired I took it to the dealership to get my 30k mile maintenance and I had them look at it this issue for me too, but the guy said it was fine. Now the warranty is up and I don't really trust the dealership (for other unrelated issues) so I?d really like them to be my very last option to take my car to again. Also, and I don't know if this is linked to it or not but could be, from the very beginning of having my car my factory CD player had issues with it over heating and I couldn't listen to CDs for very long, and it progressively got worse to where now I can't use the CD player at all because it over heats that fast and starts making a fuzzy sound like out of range walkie talky. (I assume over heating is the issue b/c my CDs are on fire when I take them out).
<br/> I just want to know if anyone has ever heard of this issue before, or maybe have some suggestions that I can tell my mechanic that I trust to look at for me before I?m all out of options and have to take it to the dealership. I was told by a friend to try this site out. Thanks for your time to who ever responds.