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Delay in starting up...

I've had my SXT for about 3 weeks now and I've noticed something odd.

about half a dozen times, When I've put the key and and thrned it, nothing happens.

Well, saying "nothing" may be incorrect, the dash lights up like it should but the car doesn't start.
After a short delay, 2 or 3 seconds, varooom, the engine lights off.
Durring the delay, it not even cranking.

Is this something others have seen?
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Re: Delay in starting up...

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I've had my SXT for about 3 weeks now and I've noticed something odd.

about half a dozen times, When I've put the key and and thrned it, nothing happens.

Well, saying "nothing" may be incorrect, the dash lights up like it should but the car doesn't start.
After a short delay, 2 or 3 seconds, varooom, the engine lights off.
Durring the delat, it not even cranking.

Is this something others have seen?
Holy cr@p...I thought my SXT did that due to the engine kill the dealer put on interacting with the alarm I put on. It would come and go but when I traded it in, it had been doing it at every start up for a couple of weeks. Knowing this, take that sucker to the dealer ASAP!
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Re: Delay in starting up...

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I've had my SXT for about 3 weeks now and I've noticed something odd.

about half a dozen times, When I've put the key and and thrned it, nothing happens.

Well, saying "nothing" may be incorrect, the dash lights up like it should but the car doesn't start.
After a short delay, 2 or 3 seconds, varooom, the engine lights off.
Durring the delay, it not even cranking.

Is this something others have seen?
Sounds like a sticky relay, or bad joint somewhere. Although the management system has to do many checks, if you turn the key to start, it should at least turn-over almost straight away. Although it won't fire straight away.
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Re: Delay in starting up...

I noticed this only once and it was after removing fuse 11 to reset the computer then replacing it. The first start was a bit delayed.

I don't remember if the engine will even start without fuse 11 in place (or blown). You might want to check that.
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Re: Delay in starting up...

My 3 week old SXT started doing this exact thing this morning. Think I'm gonna reset the computer and see if it fixes it. I'll report back.

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Re: Delay in starting up...

I pulled Fuse 11 and waited a few minutes and replaced it. It had zero effect. The car still takes 2 seconds or so before it fires. BTW (for mnunes), the car will not start at all if you don't have that fuse in.

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Re: Delay in starting up...

It's totally normal.
From fnkychkn on LXForums.com:

Normal condition due to the (ETC) Electronic Throttle Control. The engine controller will do a calibration of the throttle body at every start. If you turn the key slowly you may never experence this delay.

If you turn ignition switch very fast there could be a delay of up to 2 to 3 seconds before vehicle cranks.
This condition will occur on all vehicles that have ETC.
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Re: Delay in starting up...

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It's totally normal.
From fnkychkn on LXForums.com:

Normal condition due to the (ETC) Electronic Throttle Control. The engine controller will do a calibration of the throttle body at every start. If you turn the key slowly you may never experence this delay.

If you turn ignition switch very fast there could be a delay of up to 2 to 3 seconds before vehicle cranks.
This condition will occur on all vehicles that have ETC.
So why does it come and go???
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So why does it come and go???
You got me. It may be due to different amounts of time to do the calibration. I just turn my key more slowly. The delay stopped.

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You got me. It may be due to different amounts of time to do the calibration. I just turn my key more slowly. The delay stopped.

Don't hop into an LX if a zombie is chasing you.
I like the Zombie comment.... Note: That is only for New Age zombies... The fast ones like in the remake of "Dawn on the Dead" or "28 Days"

Old school zombies are a bit slower, even with the delay, I'm good to go with the SXT. But New age zombied will require a upgrade to an R/T
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