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Why would my mother in laws 1996 toyota corolla start fine one day and be reallly hard the next day? my mother inlaw called me to look at her car and i went over to see what the problem was. well when i tried to start it it would turn over fine but acted like it was not getting fire or not getting gas. i then just kept cranking and after a lil bit it finally cranked it ran fine for the rest of the day and the when got in it the next day the same problem ocurred. what should start checking?

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While you are comparing day to day events, you are overlooking the problem is consistent with the Mornings' first start. The engine is hard to start after sitting overnight.

The cold start routine is a setting that is suppose to reboot after the engine cools down. This is controlled by a temperature sensor which can be a water sensor or block heat detector. If you have a water gauge you can have 2 similar components and the component that works the water temperature gauge is on a different circuit than the Engine Management control.

Your defective sensor instead provides the temperature information to the Engine Management computer. It cues a change in fuel mix and timing so that the engine starts better and remains at a higher RPM for short time. If you have ever had a car with a carburetor, it duplicates the "choke" function.

Consult an autoparts store for a correct part and its location. At most, there will be some spillage of Antifreeze but it will be minimized if you do it with a cold engine.

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