Starting Issues

starting
start
mazda
626

#1

My car will not start sometimes after sitting for a longer period of time like 5 hours or more. To get it running again I need to keep my foot on the gas while cranking the engine for up to 60 seconds sometimes. During this time I can hear it firing and attempting to start and then it will finally start after 30 to 60 seconds, when it gets to 1000 rpms I can let off of the starter and rev the engine a bit to keep it running. Once I do all this the car runs perfectly fine and drives great. There is no check engine light on either. It is a 1988 Mazda 626 LX standard transmission.


#2

Have you checked your fuel filter and or pump lately. The filter can be replaced in a few minutes at a cost of $10 or less, the pump is a bit more involved. I’m not sure if you have EFI or carburetor, but clogged injectors or stuck choke could cause similar problems. Good luck.


#3

You have leaky fuel injectors. After you turn the car off, gas continues to leak into your cylinders, flooding them.


#4

Thanks for the suggestions. I already replaced the fuel filter because I suspected that but that didn’t fix it. I have EFI on my car. Thanks again.