My car will not start when the temperature reaches below about 10 below.
I replaced my battery with a cold crank battery, and the battery does crank just fine.
When the temperatuer warms up, the car starts right up. However, the engine light stays on until I start the car again the next day.
I live in Minnesota and this is a real problem in the morning when I need to leave for work. I live close enough to walk to work, but in 25 below with our wind here it's a bit much!
Go to an auto parts store and get an electcic dipstick heater . remove your oil dipstick after parking car for the night.install electric dipstick preferrably while engine is still hot plug it in at night .this will
help keep the oil warm and also the block after car starts unplug heater remove it and install original dipstick. this is the easiest to install but there are also block heaters
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Where you at Kim,north pole,helping Santa,lol,How many cold cranking amps is your battery,may need a stronger one,Try this to see,remove battery overnight,store in your warm house,then in morning install back in car and see if it will start,if it does then battery is too weak for your Lincoln.Also metal shrinks in cold weather.
change the thermostat, sounds like it could stuck open and wont allow the engine reach operating temp, also test the constant control relay module located to the right of the battery as your facing the front of the car, also test coolant temp switch it might be defective and producing a high voltage that would cause the fans to constantly operate no matter the temp. Hope this helps
may be water mixed with your fuel. water + cold = frozen fuel. Get some
HEET from a local gas station to remove water from your fuel during the
If your car is Diesel it maybe that the Glow Plugs are not working.
The majority of the time this is due to the "Cold Cranking Amps" in
your battery. Most batteries are only good until it gets down to a
certain temperature. After the temperature reaches or goes below the
minimum temperature, the car isn't going to start. Generally speaking,
the battery will tell you on it's sticker or label how many "Cold
Cranking Amps" your battery has (aka CCA Rating), and what temperature
is the minimum temperature the car will be able to start at. Most of the
time, it's limited to 0*F. Take care.
The cold weather wreaks havoc on everything. I am thinking that the cold weather and your octane rating are not getting along, hence no error codes. Have you tried fuel drier and or octane booster?Since the truck starts when the temperature gets warmer, I would look at octane as the culprit. Try some octane booster and see if that helps. Let me know. Hope this helps.
The solution is to move to a warmer climate. But until u do that, here are some suggestions. Extreme cold is very tough on a car, and all systems must be operating well in order for a car to start in the weather u are experiencing. Since the engine light has gone on, have any trouble codes read that are stored on the cars computer. Most parts stores will do this as a free service. They will plug a scan tool into the cars computer port under the dash and check for the codes. Write them down and ask what they mean, and how to fix any problems. U can post the codes and any questions here for help. Make sure u are using the proper engine oil weight as recommended in your owners manual, oil that is too heavy makes it difficult for the engine to turn over in the cold. You can also check out engine oil heaters, which is just a dipstick u put in the oil dipstick tube, plug it in and it keeps the oil warm, which will be a BIG help on the cold mornings. Good luck, and spring is less than 3 months away!