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So today I was at the store and when I got back out the car had a really hard time cranking.
Took 3 tries before it actually managed to crank.
First time I think it stalled back out.
Second time it hard a hard time turning over
Third time it cranked but really sluggish

Car wasn't cooled won that much. Was in the store for maybe 20min or so.

When I left home it was cold it started fine.

Any ideas what this could be?
Battery was changed few months ago.
Thinking spark plugs or fuel pump.
 

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I would still check the battery condition. Slow, slower, sluggish cranking is the classic symptom of a dying battery.

The battery may not have full charged when you got it new. Also, there is an electric coolant pump that runs after you shut the car off. If you do a lot of short trips and don't charge up the battery enough, the battery would eventually run empty.
 

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Good comment mate I too would check the battery for starters.
 

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Thanks, gonna have a look at it to be sure.
Not sure if i programmed the new battery or not last time, could be related if i didn't.
 

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Ahhhhh yes another good point, if the car does not know that the battery has been changed then it may cause these kind of problems.....
 

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Yeah. I checked and it was still on the stock one.
I changed it to VA0 for varta. All the rest I let as is since I didn't know that.
 

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Being driving a bit since i programmed the battery.
But sadly still same issue, cold starts are no problem.
Warm starts, car up to temperature and has being sitting for half an hour or so.
It has trouble starting, doesn't start or just stalls.
Second or third attempt no problem again.

Each time a failed start occurs i get a P305400 P3054 - Start Motor Not Cranking
 
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