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Vauxhall Meriva First reg Dec 2005. Bought secondhand recently. After

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Vauxhall Meriva First reg Dec 2005. Bought secondhand recently.
After car has stood for a period of some hours, say overnight, It frequently will not start first time. Usually necessary to try the starter several times without a start, then wait a couple of minutes before trying again, when it often starts. Then runs OK.
The unreliability of starting is the problem.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vauxhall
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Please continue trying to find an answer. The problem still exists. I have not yet tried to start the car today, but I will be surprised if it starts without difficulty.

Thank you. R. Hollier

Expert:  Mike replied 2 years ago.
Hello and Welcome..
My name is MIKE..
I need to just ask exactly what engine your Meriva has - what size / type?
If you can give me its full reg number that will help too--
Plus - what mileage does it have?
What is its service history like?
What are the symptoms when this happens - is it just continual cranking until it fires up?
Have you had any checks / tests done at all?
Rgds - MIKE.....................