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88 pathfinder won't start when really cold

When the weather is really cold and i hav'nt started it for at least 12 hrs. has a hard time starting.

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  • kqc1 Dec 23, 2008

    it has plenty of charge

  • Chris DeHoyos May 11, 2010

    Have you replaced the battery?

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Dose it have a block heater if so plug it in

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Cool mornings it doesn't want to start ,i have to turn the key to start and let it off several times and it will eventually start after that it starts fine all day and starts fine on warm days


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To start a car in winter, your engine has to work extra hard. Learn the top 3 reasons your car is hard to start in cold winter weather.

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Nov 21, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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I have a 1995 Buick Park Avenue. Just recently it is hard to start what would cause this?


These are the some reasons why a car have problem in starting.
1. bad spark plug
2. bad wires
3. bad rotor
4. bad distributor cap
5. bad ignition coil
6. fuel pump could be malfunctioning
7. fuel filter could be clog
8. fuel accumulator could be faulty already
9. faulty fuel pump relay
10. fuel in the tank could be dirty
11. weak battery
12. dirty or corroded battery terminals
13. bad starter
14. loose wiring connection between battery, starter and alternator
Have these things check with your car, it could be one of this is your car's problem. Hope this might help!

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Hot and Cold When your Engine is Hard to Start
In order to surpass this problem and to prevent it as much as possible, learn how to solve it by knowing why it happens.

When a hot engine is hard to start, most of the causes are fuel related problems. Fuel cannot circulate well due to the way in which vapor blocks it. As a result, the engine would not start as easily as it should. In worse cases, it would not start at all. This happens if the engine is extremely hot.

Until after a while the engine was shut off, it would keep on acquiring temperature. The biggest amount of water vapor would be spreading around during this process. It therefore means that during this period, there are higher chances of its obstruction to the engine. So when you are driving in hot weather and you have just turned off the car and you experience difficulty in stating the engine, do not panic. Just wait for a couple of minutes and then start it back.

Because the fuel remains inside the injectors by being under a very intense pressure, engines that are fuel injected do not experience and suffer this problem as much as others do. In this case, fuel injected engines would not become so easily moved by vapors as compared to other engines. From this fact, it can be further deduced that auto mobiles may have different problems in starting their engines.

Another reason of a difficulty in starting a vehicle is the coinciding of the engine's hot temperature to a hot season like the summer. In this scenario, refiners alter from a fuel blend to another. Due to the process where in hot weather causes fuel to evaporate faster, gasoline refiners sometimes alter from a higher hot blooded fuel to a lower one when summer approaches. The fuel could evaporate too much that it would create too much vapor and would eventually inflict the engine. This instance happens when refiners alter back to a higher hot blooded fuel while the engine is still exposed to high temperatures of the summer season.

Now you know why hot engines are hard to start and what to do with it. What about if a cold engine is hard to start?

Difficulty in starting a cold engine is really a problem especially to those living in cold areas. This is experienced due to several reasons, and one of which can be based on the cold effect on liquids evaporation. Less gasoline is evaporated when the engine is cold. This causes the fuel to be more burdensome to burn due to the fact that it is burnt when it is evaporated.

Oil becomes much thicker in cold areas than in hot ones. This is another reason why cold engines are hard to start. Like any other fluids, oil alters its characteristics when it is heated or when it is in a very hot weather. Often times, this causes the oil to have problems at the time it circulates in the engine of the vehicle.

Other car parts that contribute to this problem are the batteries. Under a cold weather, the car batteries sometimes experience problems that consequently affect the engine of the car. When being cold, batteries loose their agility. This is because they do their jobs due to chemical reactions. And when they loose their agility, of course it means that they do not function well. Under these circumstances, the energy of the car is affected and so the engine start is also affected.

Another problem could be the air intake. Like in the case of your Dodge car, the Dodge cold air intake, it might not be functioning well that affects the performance of your engine.

If these problems happen together at the same time, they imply a huge problem in starting the engine.

Spray ether into the engine. Use one that would evaporate quickly and help the engine start. Do this to overcome the problem on the lack of gasoline evaporation. Aside from this, you can also use thin synthetic oils in order to prevent very thick oil that would not circulate well. You if can maintain the car from being isolated from cold, better!

May 21, 2015 | 1995 Buick Park Avenue

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2006 Nissan pathfinder ran out of gas won't start


If you live in a cold climate, you may have a frozen fuel line.

Jan 28, 2013 | 2006 Nissan Pathfinder

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Won't start easily since it got cold (32degrees). It's fine once it starts


Its cold start issues:----

Go through the list of help links mentioned below:----


Click the link :----


Cold start problem and vehicle shudder around 2500 to 3500 rpms

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/10/cold-start-problem-and-vehicle-shudder.html

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Low idle when cold out side?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/low-idle-when-cold-out-side.html

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Ford explorer 4.0 will not idle when cold?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/ford-explorer-40-will-not-idle-when.html

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Automatic transmission shift lever hard to move on cold mornings?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/automatic-transmission-shift-lever-hard.html

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Car won't start when cold?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-wont-start-when-cold.html

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These will help.

Thanks.

Dec 14, 2012 | 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck

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2006 nissan navara wont start in cold weather


Its cold start issues:----

Go through the list of help links mentioned below:----


Click the link :----


Cold start problem and vehicle shudder around 2500 to 3500 rpms

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/10/cold-start-problem-and-vehicle-shudder.html

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Low idle when cold out side?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/low-idle-when-cold-out-side.html

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Ford explorer 4.0 will not idle when cold?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/ford-explorer-40-will-not-idle-when.html

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Automatic transmission shift lever hard to move on cold mornings?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/automatic-transmission-shift-lever-hard.html

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Car won't start when cold?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-wont-start-when-cold.html

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These will help.

Thanks.

Dec 06, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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My mazda starts hard in cold weather why? does it need a fuel filter..


different reasons--batt may be failin-testit-if good inspect chargin system--fuel filter cud be clogged or pump may hav issues--how cold-maybe oils to thick--a tuneup or scan mite be in order

Nov 08, 2010 | 2004 Mazda Tribute

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I have a 1992 toyota 4wd 3l that has been starting really hard especially on cold mornings. i cleaned the cold start injector and changed the timmer but it still does it. can anyone help? thanks rick


Check your battery for proper volts (12.6). Sometimes the cold weather will bring a battery down. Also check the Starter Relay, again cold weather will make it stick causing it not to start. Those are the biggest problems with a car not starting in the cold weather unless you have something else going on then your starter and your ignition needs to be checked.

Nov 07, 2010 | 1992 Toyota Pickup

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88 nisson pathfider will not start


usualy if you can smell fuel while you crank it indicates that there is no spark or late spark, first i will check and make sure that the distributor rotor is ok and if it is the i assume the problem is in the timing belt, either it is broken or stripped either way the belt needs to be replaced

Nov 30, 2008 | 1988 Nissan Pathfinder

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93 Grand Cherokee 4.0 trouble starting in cold weather


Welcome to the forum. Your question has to many variables. Cold weather out here in Cen Cal this time of year is mid 40s. Is the problem when the vehicle is cold as in ovrernight but starts ok when it is warm? Does it crank OK but seem like it's not getting fuel? If you hold the throttle slightly open, does it start OK?

May 14, 2008 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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