When starting my car, it sometimes doesn't start. It turns over so it is not the battery. If I give it about 10 seconds and try to start it again, it starts! What is the issue?

Asked by Aug 03, 2015 at 08:17 AM about the 2005 Honda Accord EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a new battery and it is fine and so is the alternator.  Anyone know anything about this?  Please help!  Thank you!

5 Answers

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Check air filter and clean throttle body replace fuel filter if have not done so in a while add fuel injector cleaner to gas tank and use the middle grade or high test gas to help clean out the gum and carbon build up.

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Do you think it could be an electric issue or the starter even?

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Vehicle is cranking over so its not that starter and far as electric it does start eventually so it's more like the fuel injectors are dirty or clogged air filter trying to suck air through the dirty filter or partially clogged fuel filter trying to force fuel through the filter.

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I am having the same issue. My car wont start up...but after a minute or two it starts up fine. Its not the battery or starter. But it sounds like the battery is going dead, when it wont start up. I replaced the air filter, did throttle body clean, and the fuel filter checks out fine (according to my mechanic) . What else could it possibly be?

Can anyone please help? I have a 08' Honda Accord

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