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Got a question: My 96 ls400 doesn't immediately start up when I turn the ignition key. It gives me that d-d-d-d-d-d-d-vroom (now it's on). So there's a hesitation there. You can tell the car is trying to fire up but it takes a second for the engine to actually turn over. What is this caused by?

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I find that my '95 is slow to fire up when the engine is cold. It takes a few seconds when it's cold, but when it's warm, probably a second or less. My battery is only a few months old, so I don't think that it's the culprit. My starter was changed some 150,000 miles ago, so I hope that the slow starting is not a sign of things to come.

Just out of curiosity, how do your start-up times match up to these cars (I think I have one of each from slow to fast):

Here's my car's first start of the day (taken a few days ago):


A '92...really slow to start, I think slower than mine-- a weaker sounding start if nothing else.:


I think this '93 cold starts exactly how the LS should start-up--not too fast, not to slow:


And, this '92 is warmed up; my '95 starts exactly like this when it's warm:


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i think is perfectly fine, i got 96 LS with 150k miles and it does the same thing, it was doing this since i got it and i never had a problem with starting.

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