Question Asked: Won't Start if in HOT Sun OR After Being Driven + Turned Off 4 Short Time
June 18, 2011, 08:05 PM
Only happens when outdoor temp is over 80 degrees.
I'm in Houston area -- so that's 10 mos/yr.
Started a little over a year ago -- now MUCH, MUCH WORSE!
Happens when car has not been started or run for hours IF sitting in direct sunlight.
Also happens under shade if car has been run (2 miles) to gas station, then turned off to fill up, then I try to start again.
Sometimes it will start, but chuga-chuga-chugs off.
Never dies while on the road.
Lately has been giving a skip or two while on the 70mph highway every 30 secs to 5 mins.
Engine, starter, both turn over. Also hear what I think to be the fuel pump shutting off after I turn off key (after failed start attempt).
Can take as long as 20 mins of intermittent (short break of about 60 seconds each, then try again) attempts to finally start.
Beginning to get dangerous -- wolf in sheep's clothing to offer help is inevitable eventually!