Last night i was out drivin and i stopped my car for only bout 20 secs (97 berlina) and it didnt want to start again. The motor was turning over really slowly and got slower the more it went. i Checked the battery with the trip computer which said it was 11.8 is that normal ?
ANyhow i left it for a while and when i tries to start it later on it was still doing it but i just kept it cranking and after bout 15 secs of cranking it started.
Any ideas what it may be i dont think its the battery but im probably wrong.
BTW it started fine this morning
same problem here...... only does it sometimes... but when it does sounds like the battery isnt charged enough.
battery has been checked twice.. can confirm its not the battery....
was pointed out it may be the starter drawing more current than it should, but then again why would it only sometimes do it??
im yet to fix the problem... its about second on the "to do" list on the VS...
it had done it b4 but for some reason only happens once then it is fine.
But it only seems happen after i stop the car and go to start it again quickly without getting out of the car and within about 20 secs of turning it off.
May just be a coincedence but then again maybe not
Sounds VERY similar to the issues I am having starting the car at the moment. It is a somewhat intermittant problem with mine, but I have noticed that it happens more often than not when the car is hot, or has been parked for a brief amount of time.
The first crank or two is very very slow, almost sounds like the starter stops turning, or starts freewheeling as such, and then subsequent cranks are fine. I know my battery is fine, it also shows 11.8 on the dash, but over 12 volts at the actual battery. I haven't had a chance to take it to the auto elec yet, but I'm pretty sure the starter motor is buggered, and is just drawing too much current at times. It is 10 years old, so I guess it has done its job...