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Wont start when weather is cold.

My 2000 S10 will not start when the weather is cold. It will crank but wont start, once the weather warms up it starts fine. Have a new battery and starter. THANKS!

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  • pissonfords Jan 20, 2009

    I'm having the same problem and was wondering if it could be the coil pack?

  • pissonfords Jan 20, 2009

    My 2000 s-10 is having trouble starting when its cold outside. I've replaced the battery, alternator, spark plugs and wires, and the idle air control valve. It turns over, it's getting fuel and a spark. Battery does not completely go dead after trying to start it a couple of times. It just flat out won't start when its cold. Could it be the coil pack? Also we checked the idle air control valve by tapping on it while someone else turned the key over. That made it start a couple of days ago when it was below 0. So I replaced it thinking that was the problem. Does anyone have any other suggestions on what it could be?

  • buckkyshot00 Feb 01, 2009

    my 2000 s-10 pick up has the same problem. it wont start when its cold. i was told it was a cold temperature sensor switch or cold stating switch which i never even heard of. but i can spray stater fluid in it and starts right up and runs and cranks up all day. can anybody help me

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    wont stay started new starter and battery

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    started this winter after a car wash, then extremely cold weather.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    car wont start when its cold

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    2008 escape blows ignition fuse #27 in cold weather.when it's warm its fine.any ideas.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    starter will not turn engine

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    my mechanic is stumped. also if i start the car at least every 5 hrs it will start in morning but if i park it at 6pm and dont start til7am it wont start



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Well i ask a mechanic at one of my stops and he told me to replace the fuel pressure regulator and the fuel filter and to take the throttle bottle off and clean it. this is the problem on my truck. its been crankin ever since. i done all of that. if it work let me know. my email is

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I have the same problem and i think i have tracked it down to weak ignition coils. i should be able to tell you tomorrow if that was the case or not.

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  • wileEc0y0te Dec 23, 2008

    i just did some more work on the problem, and it looks like a new coil fixed what was wrong with mine. here is the reasoning that lead to the possible solution. when it is cold outside (below 32F) my truck turns over but will not fire. originally i was told that it was probably a bad temp sensor causing the injection system to flood the vehicle. i changed that and it did not help. i pulled the number 3 plug and grounded it to something to see if i was getting a spark. the truck fired right up. i put the plug back in thinking the problem must have just went away, and the truck would not start again. this lead me to believe that with all the plugs in, there was too much amp draw from the starter in the cold to fire the coils. upon further testing i noticed that i would get a spark just after i let off the key while trying to start with the plug grounded again. i put a new starter and new battery on and that helped somewhat. today i took the coil packs off and ohmed them out. they were barely getting into the good range at about 75F. i put them in the freezer and ohmed them again. the resistance on the secondary dropped to mere points above the lower limit of the good range. i replaced one of the coil packs because the parts store did not have two in stock. my truck seems to start fine now. tomorrow will be the real test though because the temps are forcast to really drop tonight. i'll post back and let you know if it was a solid solution or if it needs more work.


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Tune up... its flooding when its cold due to the plugs being worn out...

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