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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Trouble starting cold '06

I'm not sure if it's because of it getting colder outside, but as of late it's been about a 50/50 shot on whether or not she'll start on the first try. It turns over and sounds like it wants to catch, but then it just dies again, but it lights up just fine the second time. What gives?
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battery cables loose? how many miles does it have on it?
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95k. Tried new spark plugs and a fuel system cleaning, but no dice. What's next on the list to try?
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...actually, I retract my last post, as the cleaner must be working it's magic finally.

...except now I just lost my radiator on the way home from work. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu-
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Annnnd to bring this thread back from the dead, the same problem's baaaaaack. Anybody?
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AirmanJoker, have you had any luck fixing this issue?

I just got my 06 GTO 6 Speed and I'm having a similar problem. It only has 76k though. I pretty much have to start it twice to get it to turn over. I let it try to start for a few seconds, then turn the key all the way back and start it again. It usually starts up right away on the second attempt. Some times on the second start, it will almost start but doesn't seem to be getting enough Air or Fuel and dies off after a few seconds.

After reading several other posts on starting issues, I've decided I'm going to first try the easy cheap stuff like fuel cleaner, new air filter, and MAF cleaner. I'll get back with you when I've done that and let you know. It may be a couple of days though.

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I put in some STP fuel injector cleaner in half tank and drove about 70 miles yesterday. Last night I cleaned my MAF with CRC MAF sensor cleaner. I still haven't purchased a new Air filter yet.

This morning, I went to take the car to a transmission specialist(another annoying issue) and it actually started on the first try. I haven't started it enough times to really say my issue is fixed and I'll post again in a few days.
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Update, since I used the fuel cleaner and cleaned my MAF, I have been able to start my GTO on the first try for the last couple of days despite the freezing temperatures lately in San Antonio. If you haven't done so already, I would suggest spraying off your MAF with CRC. I hope you get your issue fixed, please let me know if you find that something else was causing the starting issue. My fixed starting problem may only be temporary like yours was.
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What kind of gas do you use? 93 and only 93 works best for me. I let the wife drive my 04 to work and of course she put 87 in it without me knowing. For a few days I had it torn apart because it had issues starting. SMH crap gas.
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87 octane shouldn't cause any starting issues...just retard the timing a bit...but bad gasoline is bad gasoline...if using a cleaner...try something with Techron (Chevron product) it is the better cleaner...

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