Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Why does it take a while for the car to crank.

asked by on

So i have a Honda civic with 50,000 miles recently when i start turning on the car in the morning usually the car cranks but it take a extra second or two for it to turn on. For example ***roooom it turns on now it goes *ro ro roooom I'm not sure its because its cold or maybe the car is having starting issues. I wonder if this is normal for this type of cars thank you. I just recently replaced the battery for a new one i don't think thats the issue.

My car has 50000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Any time you disconnect a battery all the m...

Any time you disconnect a battery all the modules in your car loose their internal memory. When you changed your battery the engine control module was reset and it may take a few weeks for it to relearn your engine again. The module has been learning your engine since the last battery was installed and as an engine and its components wear they can alter the way the engine runs. The engine module will start to change things like fuel and ignition as the vehicle components age and modifies its running of systems to keep the engine running as close as possible of when it was new. Once your computer relearns your engine it should start to run better and start better. If after a few weeks it still starts different, then have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come and check the car for any starting issues.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Complications with a used car

Hi there. I would recommend having the battery tested first thing. It feels like the ECM is not getting enough power from the battery and probably needs replacing. I recommend having a technician come out and inspect the battery, test...

Q: Headlights burning out

There are a few possible reasons for frequent headlight bulb burnout, but I would recommend looking very closely at your headlight assemblies. It is very possible that you may have a crack in your headlight, allowing moisture to get...

Q: Gauges don’t work anymore

After looking into the issue of erratic operation of the instrument clusters on the CRV, I have to first say that there have been no recalls to fix this problem. There have been other owners having similar issues as you...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...