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2006 Chevy Aveo won't start in cold weather

Hello!
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!
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  • shelange1 Jan 06, 2009

    Thanks for your answers...

    Johnny 5846: I don't know if my car has been scanned for the temp sensor. We have a mechanic's garage at my work and they checked out my car and recommended the battery, but I have no idea how they checked or what kind of equipment they have. I moved here from TN and I have no idea who to go to for car repair, but perhaps I should check into it further! Or, perhaps my car wants me to head south again : )

  • Rick Byrd
    Rick Byrd May 11, 2010

    sound like you have a temp sensor issue , have you had the car scanned to see what code(s) you may have ?

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Can I put it in while the car is cold be cause that my issue my car has been sitting for 2 days and won't start. I didn't have this issue during the summer. Will the dipstick help in my case

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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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