Originally Posted by Garb
sorry guys, yes there is a five second delay between when i turn the key and it starts. i do have the little notch in my key... and its a 97 anniversary eddition
So you twist the key, there are 5 seconds of silence, _then_ the engine starts cranking? Weird. I think there are a couple of relays involved, one to activate the fuel system and one to enable the starter; maybe the starter enable circuit is being a little... slow or something.
Can't say I've ever heard of these symptoms before, though; closest I've come to this is an old '74 Nova that wouldn't crank at all in cold weather until I got underneath and whacked the starter with a lug wrench, but I don't know if yours would be similar (i.e. starter motor gunked up somehow).