Question about Cadillac Escalade
My 95 Range Rover Classic won't start if I leave it outside in the rain or snow (warm or cold weather) over night. I changed the wires, coil, cap, fuel filter and plugs last year and the problem happened again after a couple of months. The car will start right up with no problems after the car drys out. The problem NEVER happens if I leave the car in the garage overnight. It only happens if it's left outside in the rain or snow. If I go through a car wash, the car is fine because it's running. It never happens when it's cold outside, but DRY. The problem is directly connected to moisture and no one has figured it out yet. HELP!!!!!!!!
if you haven't changed your spark plug wires they do break down and usually need replaced every 40,000 miles or so. the dealer can't do anymore than you can they would change parts out too. they could get a code if its something that the computer recognizes
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
Check the distributor cap. It may have a fine crack in it allowing moisture in causing what u describe. Let me know how u make out.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
Unfortunately the fuel pump can still be bad. The pump has a check valve on it that wears out. The pump will continue to run but, struggles to supply enough fuel to start the engine. You can buy a fuel pressure test gauge from Auto Zone or that type of auto parts store and check the pressure. You can purchase a fuel pump from them too.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
Girlfriend's 99 Polo had same issue. In fact it recurred yesterday! Anyway, am not expert, but it seems to be due to deposits building up inside distributor cap area and then getting damp in wet conditions, causing shorting of ignition 'signals'. Found solution is to clean inside cap every 6 to 12 months with a cloth and IPA (or water if you're stuck - just make sure to dry it properly!) and the problem goes away. Silly thing about her Polo is that there's no decent splashguard to protect the engine area from splashes from puddles etc. I've lost all respect for VW coz of the amount of silly things that have gone wrong with her car...! Hope this helps - sounds to me like it's exactly the same problem.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
SOURCE: When it rains, my car dies.
it sounds like the computer is getting wet; on a clear dry day, wash the car and check for any leaks up around the windshield before drying it off especially if the water coming in on the passenger side behind the glove box because that is where your computer is located
Posted on May 02, 2009
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