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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:31 pm 
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Hello all, i have only just purchased and ef falcon gli 95 model. Its in pretty good nick a good car all round, but starting it is allways slugish it sortof trys to kick over a few times then eventually starts, i knoe that the battery is f**k in it but just then i jumpered it and still the same problem. I was wondering what things could be causing this? (there is a prob with the thermostat we think in the radiator so eeverytime you turn the key to on while the car is cold the radiator fan comes on) this might drain a lil out of the bat??
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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:02 pm 
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hey mate,

mine did the same thing, and after replacing a few things, i found a new battery fixed it up perfect, now it starts first go everytime.

grab a new one and let us know how it goes :)

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:24 pm 
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yeah i had the same porb about 6 months ago.

i change my battery and it made a slight difference. so then i replaced the starter motor and it worked sweet. kicks first go all the time now

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:43 pm 
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If a new battery doesn't fix it you could try upgrading the wire that goes from the battery terminal to the starter motor, and the ground wire to a larger size. Make sure battery terminals are clean and making good contact.
Generally just make sure all contacts/wires are good.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:55 pm 
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Yea thanks for the replys, i will get a new battery and when i fit it i will clean up all the connections i might even put on some new spare battery terminals that i have, i hope this fixes it.

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:56 pm 
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u have coolant temp sensor problem if fans are starting when cold fix that up first coz it can cause starting probs
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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:58 pm 
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Ohh ok a few people said it would be the thermostat?? how would i fix the sensor?
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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:05 pm 
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I wouldn't think it'd be the thermostat AFAIK, if it's sluggish when you first start it as the thermo wont be operating at that time.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:07 pm 
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well u have to check if its actaully stuffed first. wat does the temp on ur dash read
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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:33 pm 
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no no no, thew only thing is i thought with the radiator running it might put more pull on the battery and make it start a lil sluggish, the actuall0 radiator is ok i think, its just that the fan comes on sometimes when its cold which would make me think thermostat
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Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:27 pm 
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I had same porblem with my EF, would start fine times but others would take a couple of goes. I got starter motor replaced ($180 fitted) and it fixed it all up good and proper.

 

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