View Full Version : Starting problem

06-14-2008, 09:35 AM
so I have been having this starting problem recently. Whenever my car sits for awhile it takes about 4 cranks or so before it will start. Once it warms up it starts fine until I let it sit for awhile. Other than that it drives fine. Any suggestions on where I should start or look? On a side note if I'm driving farther than about 20 miles at one time I get a trouble code of P0116. Short trips never cause it to come on.

06-14-2008, 09:47 AM
Looks like you need an engine coolant temp sensor both from what is going on and what the code is saying.


06-14-2008, 10:00 AM
So the ECT has an effect on the car starting?

06-16-2008, 10:36 AM
bump...im having the same problem right now...replace the coolant temp sensor but the car is still reading it is -15 degrees and last i checked its about 80 today...still wont start any suggestions?