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Runs back in cold weather

  • my van runs bad when weather is cold outside
  • i replaced coolant temp sensor
  • coolant relay
  • and air charge temp sensor

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  • Rob McFarlane May 11, 2010

    how cold does it have to be to mke the van do this? Have you tried gas line antifreeze? This is now the time of year any moisture will cause problems.

    Also, is the engine light on? What other symptoms and under what conditions?

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Hello,
The most likely problem with your van, assuming that there is no check engine light being lit is that the small motor on the air intake manifold has stopped working . this will cause the motor to run badly when it is at idle forcing you to keep the gas pedal depressed to keep it running smoothly. This motor usually has only 2 screws securing it to the manifold so it is an easy fix.

Good luck!
Rich Lilja

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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