can someone help? my car has trouble starting when sitting for more then an hour (any less it starts right back up no problem) It takes about 4-5 seconds of cranking then it finally starts, almost sounds like it has no power when it finally fires up, but then it runs fine after a few seconds.
i will say the car smells like gasoline, but that could be because of the code im getting for my gas cap.
I have an exhaust leak that i patched up with permatex and tape a week before this started happening- maybe the permatex got into the cat and clogged it lol?
i also thiink im losing coolant and have a gasket leak. white smoke from the exhaust leak when hot but maybe thats just condensation? because it gets worse when i turn the AC on and it starts dripping a lot of water from that area.
i did notice when i turned the ignition to ON for 5 seconds then turned it off then back on, it started a little better, so could this be the starter?
i cleaned the terminals on my battery but honestly my battery is real old and the negative terminal wont tighten all the way. But if this was a battery issue then why does it start right back up after i turn the car off ?
My air filter is somewhat falling apart (the plastic surroundings are corroding) so maybe??
Checked the fuel pump relay and fuse as well.
SOOOO to conclude this from looking up online, it could be from- MAF- fuel pump relay- fuel pump fuse- starter- fuel pump- air leak in fuel lines- clogged cat- coolant sensor- fuel pressure regulator- leaking injectors (there is burnt oil covered on engine) - or dirty throttle body and or carberatuer. OR MAYBE JUST THE BATTERY?
Obviously i got a lot going on here but would love to hear thoughts, i thought id be as thorough as possible, My two CEL codes are p0456 and p0431 but ive had those for a while.
Will post a video of the car starting tomorow.