Note:   You can only operate the starter for a limited period of time, for example 10 seconds. The number of start attempts is limited to approximately six. If you exceed this limit, the system will not allow you to try again until a period of time has elapsed, for example 30 minutes.
Cold or Hot Engine
Vehicles with Manual Transmission
Note:   Do not touch the accelerator pedal.
Note:   Releasing the clutch pedal while the engine is starting will stop the engine cranking and return to ignition on.
  1. Fully depress the clutch pedal.
  1. Start the engine.
Vehicles with Automatic Transmission
Note:   Do not touch the accelerator pedal.
  1. Move the transmission selector lever to position P or N.
  1. Start the engine.
All Vehicles
If the engine does not start within 10 seconds, wait for a short period and try again.
If the engine does not start after three attempts, wait 10 seconds and follow the flooded engine procedure.
If you have difficulty starting the engine when the temperature is below -13°F (-25°C), press the accelerator pedal to the mid-way point of its travel and try again.
Flooded Engine
Vehicles with Manual Transmission
  1. Fully depress the clutch pedal.
  1. Fully depress the accelerator pedal and hold it there.
  1. Start the engine.
Vehicles with Automatic Transmission
  1. Move the transmission selector lever to position P or N.
  1. Fully depress the accelerator pedal and hold it there.
  1. Start the engine.
All Vehicles
If the engine does not start, repeat the cold or hot engine procedure.
Engine Idle Speed after Starting
The speed at which the engine idles immediately after starting is optimized to minimize vehicle emissions and maximize cabin comfort and fuel economy.
The idle speed will vary depending on certain factors. These include vehicle component and ambient temperatures as well as electrical and climate system demands.
Failure to Start
Vehicles with Manual Transmission
Note:   Remove all other keys from the center console.
If the engine does not crank when the clutch pedal has been fully depressed and the ignition key is turned to position III.
  1. Fully depress the clutch and brake pedals.
  1. Turn the key to position III until the engine has started.

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