My car used to have a problems with ideling. Last week when the cold weather came I could not activate the engine. Replaced the spark plugs and drove for couple days. But day ago again the same problem. Replaced wiring set, seems to be OK now, but car idles very unstable and needs to be warmed up at least for 10 minutes before I can drive it. Otherwise engine just shuts off and I need to wait some time to start it again. Is it water in fuel, air filter, distributor or something else.
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Re: 1996 Ford Aspire
Hi, My name is Dennis and I think you have your finger on the problem but you may need encouragement. Please consider the weather in relation to the events that you describe. Also consider the repair was the car inside when it was repaired? and then did it start and run untill it was cold again? When it's cold you have a problem except after the car is warm it's O.K. so the problem seems to be just when the car is cold. I think the problem is the choke is too lean. If the car isn't Fuel injected the problem is the choke.
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did you pack the thrust bearing with grease before fitting. its always best to pack with grease before fitting. as new bearing only come with a small amount for testing the bearing, pack grease into the bearing and spin it do this fa few times and wipe away the excess off before fitting.
Hello, The TPS would not give those problems. It's hard to say if your "Check Engine" light is not currently on. If it was on, you could go to Autozone, Advance, or Oreilys for a free scan. You might go there and ask for a Battery Load test to start with. I do not know your symptoms, but slow cranking will make a difference.
When cars had Chokes, they were an independent part that could be adjusted. If you have fuel injection, then your car has a "Cold Start Routine". The Routine requires a signal from a Temperature sensor and that sensor sends a signal to a "Brain" which increases the idle speed and enrichens the fuel. This fast idle and rich fuel setting keeps the engine from stalling until it warms up. It also makes it possible to start at all.
You need to go to a good parts store and buy and replace the heat sensor that controls this. There may be 2 heat sensors on your engine and 1 makes the dash gauge work and the other makes the "Brain" know the engine is cold. Tell them your dash gauge is working, you need the other sensor.
Once you get situated and the part changed you should get immediate results if this was the problem. If no help, then get more testing before buying more parts. The "Brain" is expensive and you should get some engine scans and check the fuel pressure in cold weather.
If you repost this Problem, include whether the engine cranks good, or any results from the scans.
Get your battery voltage checked.The cold weather will reduce the strength of your battery. The starter solenoid is trying to engage the starter but it doesn't have enough power from the battery to make it happen.If the battery voltage is low then get it recharged .The voltage of fully charged battery will show near to 12 volts.--------------That's it.
change distributor cap first and see how it goes could have a crack in it.Failing which you need to test the ignition module when its cold as sometimes a component will break down and not work when its cold ,this is very much a hands on type job so if dist cap doesnt cure it call a mobile mechanic
It sounds like to me your mechanic recommened you change your timing belt and water pump due to a maintance issue. If vehicle still runs good with old timing belt new belt wont change running. Cold weather and low cranking amps (poor battery) will cause starting problems.