So, this has occurred intermittently throughout the life of the car, but just yesterday it was particularly bad.
Here is what happened...
1. Key in.
2. Clutch all the way in
3. Turn key
4. Engine tries to turn over but sounds like it doesn't quite have enough power to run the starter.
5. Turn key again...
6. Same thing but a little stronger...
7. Turn key again...
8. Car starts up fine.
9. I back car out of garage and turn it off.
10. Turn key and car fires up like there was nothing wrong.
I did notice that my tripmeters were reset. So it would seem that the battery was really weak or dying or something...
As I mentioned, this has happened before and I have taken it into the dealership, at which point they "could not replicate customer's problem."
So, maybe 15k - 20k miles later, the problem has resurfaced. Any ideas? I have been searching around and some say that it could be 1) bad battery, 2)a short somewhere, 3) a bad crank position sensor, 4)battery terminal connects are loose, and /or 5) a bad starter motor.
I checked the battery terminals and they are not loose. There is a bit of white corrosion on the top of the battery, but I don't know that it would affect the cranking power that much.
Any ideas on how to deal with this would be great!!
Oh btw, I have about 55k miles so I am almost out of my extended warranty. My only power mod is an accessport stg 1.