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Video of starting issues

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Had the timing belt replaced a couple of weeks ago, all was fine. Now we have this "hesitation" before starting. Seems to be getting worse and it's likely we'll get stuck somewhere soon.

Any ideas?

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Who did the timing belt work and have you scanned the car for trouble codes? Please post up; any and all trouble codes.

From watching your video; it sounds like your starter maybe dragging and on its way out, you could have it load tested on the car or pull it, have it tested at a auto parts store.
Timing belt and water pump were put on by Tires Plus. Seemed to work just fine for the first week, then this starting issue showed up.

Well, if you spent a ton of money; to have all that work done, you might take the car back to them. It maybe a unrelated issue or not; they should check it out, fix it for free or give you a estimate on the repair, then you can go from there. They jacked with it last; let them deal with it first.

How is the car running otherwise (any check engine lights or trouble codes); just for the heck of it, I would check the timing marks and make sure, they got the timing right... when, they swapped the belt. If it is a tooth off or so; it will usually throw a trouble code.

Taking it back in tomorrow to see what's up.
Car runs fine Once it starts.
So it's just the starting (video) issue that has us worried.
Let us know how it goes! :)

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Was looking at the video, you mentioned that the first week everything was fine. I do not believe it has anything to do with the timing belt. I would look closer at the drive belt and your alternator, it appears to me that your battery is not fully charging and as time goes on it will get worse on starting. Not enough cranking power.
Battery and alternator both test fine.

Dropped it off at the shop today, we'll see what they find.
They changed out the battery under warranty, it's starting now. Still suspicious though, we'll see how long she goes.

Cool, definitely worth taking it back to who worked on it last (I bet that wasn't a cheap bill); keep us posted as things go forward, let us know if there are any other issues that you need help with! :)
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