Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: 1993 Pontiac Trans Sport. Taking longer to start.

asked by on

My 3800 is taking longer and longer to crank over when I start the engine. It has 192,500 miles on it. And just a few weeks ago it was starting within a few seconds. I try turning it on a couple of seconds before cranking it over, but it doesn't do any good. Do you know what I could do to fix this problem? Do I need a new starter?

A: Hello there. Many different faults can caus...

Hello there. Many different faults can cause your 1993 Pontiac Trans Sport to crank slowly. The most common cause of this would be the battery, starter, battery cable, or fuel pump. The first item a technician will check is the battery, and they will test it by performing a load test. This test applies a load to the battery to determine the voltage of the battery and its condition. If you need help having this tested and repaired, a qualified professional from YourMechanic can come to your location to inspect the starting problem and pinpoint the correct repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My 03 Chevy Malibu it starts and runs for about 3 seconds then it dies.

Hi there. There could be an issue with the EVAP canister purge solenoid. The solenoid causes excessive pressure in the fuel tank and can cause the engine to stall out. If the EVAP canister purge solenoid is working properly, then...

Q: Service Engine Soon light staying on.

Evaporative systems seal the tank off from atmosphere and purge through the intake while the engine is running, if the computer senses that one of the valves electrical or mechanical functions aren't appropriate it will set a check engine light...

Q: How Are Diesel and Gasoline Engines Different?

There are two main differences between gasoline and diesel engines. Gasoline engines use gasoline for fuel and spark ignition to ignite the fuel. Diesel engines use diesel fuel and compression for ignition to ignite the fuel. There are also many...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...