after driving for a while my 1989 camaro wouldn't start immediately. have to wait for a hour or so to start

Asked by Jul 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM about the 1989 Chevrolet Camaro

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my 1989 chevy camaro wouldn't start straight away after driving for a while and parking. sometimes have to wait for an hour or till next morning.

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Get a NEW battery...clean your connection from the 1/0 battery cable to the chassis with a coarse wirebrush to let the 300 cold cranking amps through...here and at the motor block near the alternator will find the 1/0 battery cable~ these are important to pull the amperage needed to start your engine~

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batteries will stop accepting a charge ten percent per year...after a while the thing simply cooks the living hell out of your alternator and the battery will leave you in a condition to where you are at...you can check the date of the first charge by the "knock off labels" on the top of the battery...do not try to use one that is older than five years old...you'll be getting charging system problems...spend $125.00 on an Interstate Battery (me pop is the VP of Engineering there) their guarantee is superior and will "pro-rate" for the number of years and give you credit towards a new one for the next year~

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I agree with judge. Probably a battery issue or worn starter issue.

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That is if its not cranking over like it should. But if its cranking over like normal but not just not starting give us some more info so we can help more? Drive safe

there is a phenomenon called "the memory effect" such that when you've come out of the ball game and realize you left your lights on....turn 'em off and in ten minutes will have "remembered" it's last state of charge..do not know if the new tin/antimony ones do this but good ole lead would~

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battery issues dont really get better with waiting. Sounds like a sensor issue or leaky injector

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My 1989/camaro does the samething yes i got a new bat still samething. The startter is geting hot do to the muff install small startter for it

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