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Abarth Cars => Abarth 500 => Topic started by: Mouse on May 28, 2012, 08:41:34 pm

Title: Starting Problems
Post by: Mouse on May 28, 2012, 08:41:34 pm
Seems more niggly things seem to be going wrong with mine recently. This time my car hasn't been starting first time. This happened for about a week where I had to restart a second time and it would fire up with no issues. Thought maybe a dodgy starter motor but since late last week the car has been back to starting first time. Wonder if this is related to my MW radio fault
Title: Re: Starting Problems
Post by: shadyracer on May 28, 2012, 09:03:40 pm
I wouldnt worry about it too much this, i usually press clutch down to save transmission drag when cold and never press throttle when starting, only sometimes when ambient air temp is high then it might wind over longer to start, occasionaly i get 1 or 2 cylinder misfires from cold but these clear after 5secs or so, interesting exhaust sound, no heard a sound like that since my alfasud back in 'nam,.. service due shortly anyway.

Just be thankful it starts Loon!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Starting Problems
Post by: Iraklis on June 22, 2012, 05:24:04 pm
Well, here we go again... I had a misfire on cold startups a year ago but then it stopped all of a sudden. Now, a year later it does it again!! It's been to the shop a couple of times last year but they said that there is nothing wrong. I don't know what's next.
Title: Re: Starting Problems
Post by: Mouse on June 22, 2012, 05:27:26 pm
Must be time of the year....or time of the month!  ;D
Title: Re: Starting Problems
Post by: dixy on June 22, 2012, 06:39:08 pm
Yes as I am having a episode just now :-(
Title: Re: Starting Problems
Post by: web_monkey on June 22, 2012, 08:03:36 pm
Maybe the cars are feeling threatened with the new 595's coming out  :)
Title: Re: Starting Problems
Post by: dixy on June 22, 2012, 08:56:26 pm
Nope no way !! My Carlo ain't scared I'd take one any day  :whistle:
Title: Re: Starting Problems
Post by: syhm1984 on June 23, 2012, 08:23:23 am
have to be cold start, I got that problem as well when there was the only time I left my car outside on driveway and I need to use it at 4:30am with 2degrees.
Title: Re: Starting Problems
Post by: dixy on June 23, 2012, 08:25:35 am
have to be cold start, I got that problem as well when there was the only time I left my car outside on driveway and I need to use it at 4:30am with 2degrees.

How did you fix it ??? ???
Title: Re: Starting Problems
Post by: thefamoushoops on June 23, 2012, 08:35:40 am
I had the same problem at the start of the year, for a few weeks it would struggle to start first time.

Seems to have fixed itself now though.
Title: Re: Starting Problems
Post by: dixy on June 23, 2012, 10:24:23 am
Lol I have bought new plugs to fit but the weather is holding me up, but if it will self fix I'll save them.  So am going out to do the first start of the day :-/
Title: Re: Starting Problems
Post by: Harley on June 23, 2012, 11:48:44 am
This is a normal occurance for my car. If it's under about 10 degrees and its been raining, first start of the day will fire, not start. At first I thought is was due to the self check procedure the car does, but either way I can get the same result.
Title: Re: Starting Problems
Post by: dixy on June 23, 2012, 01:07:57 pm
 Nope still doing it so am going to fit the plugs at least I'll know and Carlo will have some nice new sparkles under the bonnet :p
Title: Re: Starting Problems
Post by: Iraklis on July 28, 2012, 11:42:11 am
I get misfires on start up from cold with the engine light coming on on 70% of the occasions. The car is behaving like that from new. I 've done a search through the net and some people came to the conclusion that the problem is due to the poor calibration of the engine to the different fuel mixtures. From my experience i tend to agree to this scenario since the problem occurs after refueling. The thing is that this does not seem to be a problem that can be fixed. Another thing i can't understand is why some cars have this problem and some don't since the calibration and set-up of the engine is the same. I would have thought that in a forum like this with so many A500s more people would have reported the problem. Also i was wondering if there is anything we could do to make fiat aware of the problem and help to get to the bottom of it.
Title: Re: Starting Problems
Post by: lloyd on July 28, 2012, 04:28:22 pm
and the dealer say it can't be fixed ??? i'd try a different garage :thumb:
Title: Re: Starting Problems
Post by: dixy on July 29, 2012, 01:03:19 pm
After going through i fault finding mission and with assistance from TMC Carlo is back on form and i have saved the sparkies for his next service, he is now running grand again. Only difference was a different Bp garage :-(
Title: Re: Starting Problems
Post by: Robca312 on December 16, 2015, 08:23:47 am
So how was the issue with carlo solved ?
Title: Re: Starting Problems
Post by: dixy on December 16, 2015, 10:02:46 am
Hi the tmc box was re flashed and run in again no further issues came about...hope this helps no longer have him missus sold him on....:-(