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Old 02-07-2007, 12:37 PM   #1
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My Nubira is a great runaround car, but recently, it's had a problem. It will start straight away from cold, but as soon as it warms up if you stop and try to start up soon after, then it refuses to play ball!! The starter motor, battery and battery connectors have all been checked or replaced but no joy. Has anyone had a similar problem or does anyone know what might be the cause and have a possible solution? I'd be grateful for any suggestions.
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Old 02-07-2007, 02:16 PM   #2
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My Nubira is a great runaround car, but recently, it's had a problem. It will start straight away from cold, but as soon as it warms up if you stop and try to start up soon after, then it refuses to play ball!! The starter motor, battery and battery connectors have all been checked or replaced but no joy. Has anyone had a similar problem or does anyone know what might be the cause and have a possible solution? I'd be grateful for any suggestions.
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I had a similar problem with an Astra I had a few years ago, I believe in the end it was the cold start sensor. Basically it thinks the car is cold when it's not and thus tries to start it as if is was cold (if it was an older car it would try starting using the auto-choke...just an example). If you've ever tried to start an old car with a manual choke, and used the choke when the car was hot, you'll know that it doesn't start very easily, if at all. I guess it's the same sort of thing with this. As your car has a Vauxhall engine, it might be a common thing with them!
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Old 02-19-2007, 06:45 PM   #3
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Hi. Sorry it's taken me ages to get back online. Thanks for your suggestion. I'll look into it and let you know.
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:01 AM   #4
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Hi. Sorry it's taken me ages to get back online. Thanks for your suggestion. I'll look into it and let you know.
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No probs, we understand that people have lives, lol. Keep us informed of what you find!
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:18 PM   #5
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I've also heard of coils acting up when they get hot if they are going bad. I had some problems cold starting when my coil was weak, but it also caused some problems when it was hot, even while driving a few times. You could test your coil if the manual tells you how, but that wont tell you for sure its good though.
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