Car Hard To Start But Runs Fine. A bad battery will make your car start slower and slower over time as it outputs less and less power. I have a chevy hhr.was running fine, was on a long road trip, stopped the car and it wouldn't start.
The fuel system needs to hold pressure to the fuel injection in order to start after sitting. If your car is slow to start it is generally a sign of an underlying problem. Car struggles to start but runs fine.
It has an electric pump and that appears to be working as it runs fine after starting but it is difficult to start regardless of whether hot or cold.
This may be the problem behind your hard to start engine. Replaced the spark plugs, now the car is very hard to start, once it does start it runs fine. Lots of vacum hoses replaced on. It just runs very wispy, in fact gasping is the word i want to use.