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    Starting my car..

    Hey everyone i've had my car for about 8 months already and the first mod i had was an alarm system, it came with an auto start too, which is really great for cold weather, show off, scare people etc etc

    anyways im worried about starter, i think its messed up a little. i would put in the key and it will crank like 3-4 times until it starts. Makes my car sound like some sort of 1985 dodge.

    keep in mind in the Albany/NYC area where i usually am its about 10 degrees latly.

    I know subaru will not replace it or look at it because of the auto start system .... what to do?

    Thanks in advance!

    SQC - 189

    Quote Originally Posted by scooby-x
    hmmm I see a correlation between all those items... but wow man a hamster? I prefer gerbils my self cus you can keep a hold of their tail so they dont "get lost", ya know... hehe it tickles

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    It's just the weak factory battery in cold weather. You can turn the key and leave it on ON for a few seconds to let the fuel pump prime first and then start the car. That usually helps. I know that on my car, the alarm learned the start sequence when I programmed it in and actually waits a few seconds before starting the engine. The other option is to replace the battery with one with better cold crank amps.

    Calvin

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    hmm never knew that ... thanks!!

    i remember when i just got my car i was vacuming and listening to music ... i sat down in the car 45 min later n my batt was dead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooby-x
    hmmm I see a correlation between all those items... but wow man a hamster? I prefer gerbils my self cus you can keep a hold of their tail so they dont "get lost", ya know... hehe it tickles

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