Shakes and Shudders

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#1

Hi there everyone. Ok so, when I try to start my car in the morning or after its been sitting for a while, the engine seems to shake and shudder and then it just doesn’t start. The second time I try I give it a little gas and turn the key longer and it starts. I tried a few fuel additives but that seemed to do nothing. Any thoughts??


#2

How many miles on the odometer?
Is the Check Engine Light illuminated?
When was the last time that you changed the spark plugs, plug wires, air filter, and fuel filter?


#3

About 119,000 miles. The check engine light is not on. And Im not sure when/if the plug wires/fuel filter were changed, but I know the air filter and spark plugs were recently changed…during inspection in April I think.


#4

Try this: Turn the key to “ON,” wait 5-10 seconds, then turn the key to “START.”

Let us know if this makes any difference.


#5

Alrighty, I’ll try that Tomorrow morning and get back to you asap. Thanks!


#6

Hey sorry for the delayed reponse, I know you all are waiting on the edge of your seats to find out the status of my corolla haha. MCPARADISE, thanks a bunch for your input! When I do what you said my car starts the first time I try! It still shudders a bit but definately starts first time. That is definately an improvement. But I feel I should still look into new filters and spark plug wires. Thanks again!