I got in the car the other day and pressed the push start button.
However I let go of the brake too early and the engine stopped.
After several retries, it wouldn't restart, however it sounded like it wanted to. It would pop off a little and then the starter would stop.
I did this a while until I needed to hook up a battery charger.
Eventually after trying on and off all day, it did struggle to actually start and then idle back to normal.
I took it for a drive and warmed it up, parked and restarted with no problem; and no problems a week later with normal driving.
I never had a check engine light and I checked fuses cause my initial instinct was a fuel pump or fuse.
I later figured it was a flooded engine due to the occasional pop trying to start.
Do you think this is what the issue was? Perhaps the car thought it started and kept pumping fuel into the cylinder?
Then every subsequent start dumped attempt put more fuel into it?
I never found a fuel pump relay to unplug...
Also was annoyed I couldnt sit and just keep cranking a key to keep turning the engine. Is there a way to just keep cranking the engine when it is needed?