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Old 07-16-2014, 03:25 PM   #1
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Ugh... hot start issues? won't turn over randomly

How frustrating... nothing like a long day at work only to go out to the Box, turn the key, and rem rem rem rem rem... *nada*

MY00 base Tip - "giving it gas" while turning the key had 0 effect - battery is good and all connections clean and tight - few attempts at turning it over - would let it sit for a minute or two, then it would fire right up like normal.

Runs fine as well with a good idle. No loss in performance while driving, and no weird idle/shuddering issues at stops.

Has started fine each morning, but at the end of the day (sitting in the sun at work), or even after I made a short trip around lunch time, it wouldn't start. So frustrating.. and kind of embarrassing...

I DO have two codes that have been on for a while (0410 and 1411). I cleared the CEL tonight. I've had these codes and CEL for about a year..

I'm now paranoid that each time I go to start it, it will fail... what should I be checking first? is there even a "fix" for a hot start issue (if that's what it is)? Long day...

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Old 07-16-2014, 05:45 PM   #2
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My guess is going to be the crank position sensor. Really only because mine failed recently with no warning. Cranked over fine, could hear the engine had compression, but zero indication of any spark. Oh - and no codes.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:02 PM   #3
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You might be having ignition switch problems... Have you ever replaced it?
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:04 PM   #4
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I have replaced the ignition switch once myself (maybe 10-15k miles ago) - Nothing unusual going on like key "grinding" into the hole or weird issues. I do notice that sometimes when I just put the key in (to see the oil level), I do not hear the "countdown" beeps and other times I do.

I do recall that being a nightmare to replace at 6'1" lol...
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:37 PM   #5
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I'm a bit hasty as it's my DD so I pulled the trigger on a new Crankshaft Position Sensor tonight. Looked like a fairly easy DIY and after a lot of research tonight, it appears that the "running fine, now no start" symptoms are classic CPS issue. Didn't break the bank and needed to restock on oil filters too.. We'll find out next Tuesday if it does the trick!

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