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Have to turn the key about 50 times to start the car sometimes.


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241495 posted 02/03/18 03:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
About 40% of the time, I have to keep on turning the key to start the vehicle. I don't hear the starter relay clicking. I do hear something that sounds like a wave sloshing around from the front of the car when this is happening.

I have never been stranded due to this and it has been going on for about the last 3 years.

I have not acted sooner since the vehicle is always down for one reason or another. I have used several different batteries, new battery terminals, and have swapped the ECU out....none of this was done to troubleshoot this but rather for other reasons over time.

Thanks for any help!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241500 posted 02/03/18 09:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ignition switch? Starter itself (worn contacts)? It eventually always starts?

Could even be a battery cable that is corroded internally and has trouble passing the current. Had this on my Volvo decades ago.

Not sure what the wave sound might be...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241510 posted 02/04/18 06:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Lol! Thanks for the help. Gives me a few ideas to go on. Ignition switch. Will a 1g ignition switch work? I have a few 1g's laying around that I can try but in the end don't I need to use a different key?

...and yep eventually always starts.


Edited by 4dr_vr4 (02/04/18 06:12 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241512 posted 02/04/18 09:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The key cylinder is removable so you can keep the same key. I think 1g parts should be interchangeable as they were made by Tokai Rika. The switch part with the contacts is attached to the back and I think you can change that separately too.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241514 posted 02/05/18 06:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
starter may need to be cleaned or the solenoid replaced.
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sloshing may be the solenoid just turning...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241529 posted 02/07/18 12:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I struggled with this for quite a while. I finally found that if i supplied 12v directly to the solenoid signal wire from under the hood, it would crank every time.
I wound up putting a relay under the hood for this wire. Ignition sends a signal to the relay now, which closes the circuit to a battery post. No more issues.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241570 posted 02/09/18 07:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Thanks for all of the info and likely fixes!

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