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How many cranks to start are normal?

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I have a 1992 900 16v non-turbo. It takes about 3 cranks to start. I define three cranks as: whirr whirr whirr broooom (pretty technical huh?:D ). I have owned an '89 turbo that used to start on the 1st or 2nd crank every time (just a tap of the key).
What is the deal here? Is it normal for my year/type of car to take 3 cranks to start. Are there other cars out there that take three cranks and it is just accepted?

If there is something wrong I would like to fix it. Any suggestions.

Thanks,

Matt
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But, if the sensor cutouts on the crank are sitting 60 degrees before the sensor when you start cranking, is that not enough? I think there are two sensor points on the crank also since a spark plug fires every half turn of the crankshaft...
 

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CCSAAB300 said:
One other thing that I left out, is that it seems to start better if I push down on the throttle a little when cranking.

Do the people in the "Click...Boom" category have to touch the gas pedal when starting?
My LPT starts on the button every time. Clutch down, no throttle.

The N/A starts on the button when cold but requires longer cranking and a touch of the throttle when warm. I'll have to diagnose that at some point...
 
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