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Old 19th October 2008, 20:24   #1
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Recently My Accent is taking longer cranck than usual . Earlier car used to start in half cranck, while now I'll say it takes at least twice the longer duration. Everything else is normal, pickup and fuel consumption are both like before. The problem is only at the time of starting the engine. Hot engine or cold engine doesn't matter. Petrol has been refulled twice so the quality is not the concern and it's the same pump from were I've always filled up.

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Is this just after a service? You may need to clean your spark plugs or get them replaced. The spark plug may have increased and may need to be adjusted or they are dirty.

This could be one possible reason.
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Get the spark plugs cleaned and gap adjusted. Battery voltage and acid gravity checked and most important the ignition distributor checked too.
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How old is the battery?
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if above all are looked in, and if the problem is persisting, then change the fuel filter, and airfilter in order.

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Battery is 2 years old and is perfect condition. I've replaced spark plugs around 3000 kms back to Irridium so een they souldn't be problem, apart from the crank time there is absolutely no difference in car behaviour.
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Actually the iridium plugs maybe the problem. Please try with stock plugs.

Also try measuring the battery voltage just to make sure it is getting fully charged. It maybe in good condition but you can verify if charging is happening completely.
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why dont you get the starter motor checked ? the solenoid contacts might have worn out .
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Default Re: Ignition Taking Longer Crank

I have a 8 year old Punto MJD that had done 1.25 lac km. I've seen that the first start in the morning takes a single crank, but subsequent starts take 2-3 cranks.

Does this indicate a weak ignition coil , or any other problem ?
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I have a 8 year old Punto MJD that had done 1.25 lac km. I've seen that the first start in the morning takes a single crank, but subsequent starts take 2-3 cranks.

Does this indicate a weak ignition coil , or any other problem ?
The first thing you should get checked is the Battery. Is your Battery in good condition?
Do you any equipment installed which sap power from the battery when you start off your journey?
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The first thing you should get checked is the Battery. Is your Battery in good condition?
Do you any equipment installed which sap power from the battery when you start off your journey?
The battery was purchased in July 2015, so it's just above 2 years old. I would expect it to be in decent condition , although I have not got it checked.

The only external fitment that I have is a dashcam and I don't think that's going to drain the battery.
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