Hard Start - 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 Long-Term Road Test

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2007 Dodge Charger SRT8: Hard Start

by Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor on February 9, 2016

2007 Dodge Charger SRT8

"Even children get older," Stevie Nicks once observed, "and I'm getting older, too." I think that's roughly what our 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 is trying to tell us in the video below.

This was a warm start, incidentally, after a number of miles on the highway, and the symptoms persisted during subsequent starts. I'm guessing it's not the battery, since a man with a truck full of batteries gave us a new one back in November. If it is, maybe our aftermarket stereo's sucking some juice when it shouldn't be.

Battery Man also checked the starter and the charging system, and he gave both of them passing grades. Given all of that, I'm thinking alternator, which kind of comes with the territory when you're dealing with older cars, even nicely preserved specimens like our Charger.

Any other guesses? Stay tuned for an official diagnosis.

Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor @ 77,766 miles

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