I am having problems starting my car, a 1999 Honda CRV with about 350,000 km.
If I turn the key into the start position, it will crank and start, but after about 10 seconds it will shut off. On my second attempt, I turn the key to the start position, but this time I am forced to hold it there for about 20-30 seconds as it struggles to start. Ive been told that it is bad to press the gas pedal in order to help start your car, so I avoid doing it. When I release the key, the car starts but the sound is not normal. It sounds like its kicking, beating or thumping. This kicking sound begins to increase in speed until the car finally starts.
Then, I have to wait until the temperature gauge has reached the halfway mark or there is a chance the car will die upon shifting into drive.
This whole process from first attempt, second attempt(sometimes 3rd or 4th), waiting for the temp gauge,then shifting into drive takes about 10+ minutes. This happens every morning, and it is worse if it is really cold outside. Also, after completing this process, the car starts up fine for the next 1-2.5 hours, but if it hasn't been running for more than 4+ hours, I must go through this whole process again.