C-7 Athearn Taking Too Long to Start? Any advice?
I have a C-7 Athearn in my 2006 Thomas and it seems to be having an issue with starting.
Now, to clarify, it does start but it takes a considerable amount of cranking before it will finally kick over. For the most part it takes from between 7 to 12 seconds of cranking before it will finally start. If that doesn't sound like a long time, try just counting out 7 seconds and imagine the engine cranking the entire time before starting.
The engine seems to run just fine once it starts and I have no issues that I can find once the engine is going, it just takes forever for it to finally start. The engine temp seems to have no effect on this as I have both driven it till warm as well as let it idle until warm, turned it off and then immediately restarted it only to find that it still took considerable cranking for it to finally kick over.
I am curious if anyone here might have a theory as to what the issue might be? What would keep the engine from kicking over as quickly as it clearly should, regardless of temp?