It's (apparently) something else. Everybody else has same problem. It
generally catches only after the third attempt, sometimes after two
attempts.The service department of the dealer can't solve it though
making various repairs.( It's not under warranty/contract.)
But you're right. I "started" on the 1950s cars.
I recall the circa two-tone 1950 little Metropolitan with a floor
starter, b-t-w., and vaguely others of the late 1940s/early 1950s
They sometimes would start by coasting-down hill in second gear,
getting up to...5-10 mph in order to function..
I suppose that's still done though haven't driven a straight-shift in
years to findout.
Something which I have been wondering about for a while now. Can an
automatic shift car be started by jerking? I have been using stick
shifts throughout my life & just recently got an automatic for the
wife. Don't generally let the battery go down but was wondering if it
is possible and if so how? Push in Neutral and slip into drive???
I don't think I ever "kicked-off " an automatic, though I've heard of
it being done.
"They" say it's not good for the transmission
I may have tried it once or twice, and it surely would be foolish to
experiment with anything but a rattle-trap, throw-away junk-yard
candidate (for which they'll give ya next to nothing for if
anything)---so ..uh...try it for the fun of it on a long grade or hill
if ya don't hardly care about the junquer's transmissioon any more
which they'll give you nuthin for anyhow
Won't work. Most older automatics had to be pushed to about 20 mph in order
to get the torque converter to spin the engine fast enough to start. I
don't know if today's cars can even start at that speed.
Keep a set of cables in the car in case of a needed jump start.
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