No, Mr. Lemmywinks, No!!!
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Harriman, TN
Originally Posted by theterminator93
Watch the service engine soon light. When you turn the key to ON, don't immediately start cranking. Wait for the light to blink. Once the light blinks, then start cranking.
My 97 does this - it takes 1 or 2 seconds for the light to blink and the PCM to finish "booting" before it will start the engine for some reason. It is worse when it's cold, and if everything's hot, it's almost instant like it should be.
This sounds like the oscillator in the EEC is bad or poorly soldered; it or the caps... it makes better contact at one temp extreme, which is usually random.
I've had embedded processor problems like that before.
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