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1994 achevia won't start when cold

I have a 1994 achiva that will not start since winter started. The engine turns over and every thing seems fine. If I spray starting fluid into the throat body it will start and then is fine for a few weeks and then the same problem will occure again. The first time it was real cold in the teens and the second time it was about 32 degrees.

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  • pinley Jan 13, 2009

    same deal except is a 92 4cyl and real cold is well below zero pulled plugs thinking maybe flooded not? pump is pumping almost like injectors are not opening?

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