I have a 2001 Lexus. It is a hand me down of a pre-owned car, so I don’t know it’s history. My Father-in-Law (deceased) took care of it well though. We got this car from my his widow, I don’t think she ever did much with it for the two intervening years before we got it.
The problem: When I stop to get gas I cut the engine, get gas and attempt to start up. However, … It frequently, acts as if it is not going to start. Once I found the alternator disconnected (my husband had been messing around and forgot to reconnect.) I got a jump and was back on my way.
Since then, possibly not every time, I have to continue to hold the key in the on position longer than usual to get the engine to catch. Any ideas? My husband and I are stymied. Do you think it has something to do with that alternator debacle? I do not know the age of the battery either.