I've got a 2003 civic and when the ignition key is turned to the start
position all the instrument lights come on but the car does not start
for about 25 to 30 seconds after holding the key in the start
position. This seems to happen when the car has been sitting for
awhile. This is the only abnormality I've noticed. Fuel level
doesn't have any effect, and heat doesn't have any effect i.e. it's
done this on cold days also. Doe's anyone have any sugestions? Any
help would be appreciated.
You've got one dripping injector. When you leave it for several hours,
all the pressure bleeds into the engine. Your engine is then flooded.
The fix for flooding, according to your manual is to hold the pedal to
the floor for up to 15 seconds while cranking it. It will blow a bit of
black smoke when it starts.
Injector cleaner, or maybe a couple tanks of Gasohol will often fix it.
Our Odyssey did it. We used Gasohol and it never happened again.
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