Just got my license and started driving. But I am curious as to why this happens to me... like everytime I go to start the car it always takes 2 times to start, but my mom and my sister drive the same car and it always starts for them on the first turn of the key. Am i doing something wrong here lol?
its a 2006 nissan altima and runs perfectly fine otherwise btw! It's going to be my car soon full-time so i'd like to not break it haha!
Most Helpful Guy
I would try holding the key at start just a little longer. But you won't break the car if you have to do it twice... as long as you let it sit for a second or 2 before turning the key again. Def don't turn it repeat times over an over in one motion or you will kill the starter! My girlfriend always has to do it twice with her car cause she doesn't hold the key to start long enough... i laugh cause its like she's impatient with it!
by the way Does this happen all the time or just at certain times you drive it? Could be just cold in the AM or something?1
Most Helpful Girl
You're not holding the key in the turned position for long enough. That's why.0