Fiat Panda 1.1 excessive crank

Fiat Panda 1.1 excessive crank

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gman88667733

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1,078 posts

37 months

Tuesday 24th August
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50% of the time I start out 2004 Panda, it cranks for a good 3 seconds before you hear a slight belt squeal as it starts. The rest of the time it is instant and no belt noise unless water on the belt from cleaning the car.

I've tried spark plugs, new aux belt (although I changed this before noticing this issue). It has also had a new starter motor as the old one packed up.

I'm not really sure what to try next. It does always start, but it is a bit concerning when you are listening to it crank and crank wondering if it will or not... Then the next time it will start perfectly, hot/cold starts don't seem to make a difference.

Any ideas?

Chris32345

1,709 posts

32 months

Tuesday 24th August
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Crank/cam sensors are usut fairly cheep and worth a try

gman88667733

Original Poster:

1,078 posts

37 months

Tuesday 24th August
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Chris32345 said:
Crank/cam sensors are usut fairly cheep and worth a try
I'll give it a go! Cheers