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1999 Dodge Intrepid Question: why does my car start and then wont start

 

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brucemustang, Spokane, WA, October 03, 2012, 21:22
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what causes my car a 1999 dodge intrepid to start and drive around for miles And then when i stop and turn the car off It wont start up again If i wait a few minutes it will start

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13637 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper October 04, 2012, 06:24
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    by not start do your mean it won't crank or it cranks and will not start. if it won't crank poss starter is getting hot and binding up

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    brucemustang, October 04, 2012, 06:52
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    No i mean it doesnt crank at all But if i wait 5 minutes it will start i can drive for a long time but when i park the car and try to restart it it wont start Then i can wait a couple of minutes and it will start

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    globalhelper, October 04, 2012, 07:24
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    BAD CONNECTION AT BATTERY CABLES OR STARTER OR STARTER IS BINDING UP AFTER IT GETS HOT. GETS A DIAG AND EST SOUNDS LIKE STARTER TO ME AND SHOULD BE A QUICK FIX AND INEXPENSIVE FOR THE MOST PART

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    pushrod October 04, 2012, 15:06
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    WHEN YOU TURN THE KEY TO START THE ENGINE DO YOU HEAR THE ENGINS SPINNING OVER AND WON'T FIRE UP
    OR YOU HEAR NO SOUND AT ALL?

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    brucemustang, October 04, 2012, 15:18
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    no sound at all But if i wait a few minutes and turn the key over it will start

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    pushrod, October 04, 2012, 15:28
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    IF YOU DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO A LIFT AND PROPER TOOLS TAKE IT TO A REPAIR SHOP.
    SOUNDS LIKE THE STARTER MOTOR NEEDS TO BE REPLACED.

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