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Cold engine start

I put in a new battery and a new engine temperature sensor but the car still has trouble starting on cold mornings. I have to crank it and put the accelorator all the way to the floor and hold it down. When I start to thing it's not going to start it finally does. It starts right up after I have driven a block or two. It never dies while I'm driving. I had a fuel cleaner run through it too. It only happens on freezing mornings. It seems to me that it's not getting enough fuel when I try to start it.

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  • Barbara Parry Jan 12, 2013

    I appreciate all the solutions offered. The one that solved the problem was sent in by fordexpert about 2 months ago. It was the engine temperature sensor that had gone bad.

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Two problems come to my mind, first the spark plug wires have high resistance and the second which I think makes more sense is that you have an injector leak down problem. If the vehicle is parked for more then 4/5 hours the fuel rail will loose pressure and so when you start to crank it builds up pressure and then finally starts!

Posted on Jan 08, 2013

  • Barbara Parry Jan 08, 2013

    Thanks Sam, I'm going to print your answer and take it to the auto repair shop.

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check the ignition relay its under the drivers side dash common on hondas

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SOURCE: '91 honda accord battery light on with new battery.

either your alternator has gone or your fan belt is not there which helps the alternator to charge the battery get a volt meter on your alternator to see if it is kicking out what it should be

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SOURCE: '95 Honda Civic EX will not start after cleaning fuel injectors

I would talk to who cleaned the injectors, I don't know if it something they did or not. It could be a stuck open injector. The exhaust would have a raw fuel odor if it was. What it sounds like is a blown headgasket, which can just happen. The exhaust would have a sweet smell to it. Usually starts as a small leak (between cyl. 2 & 3), the engine burns the coolant while driving which you don't see. Then the coolant level gradually drops to a point where the car overheats, which warps the head, causing a large leak. Now you see the coolant burning (white smoke).
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SOURCE: What cold cranking amp rating should the battery be ?

It should be enough for that size engine. That is 550 AMPs for 30seconds in 0 degrees. Most cars have batteries twice the power than they need. It helps run the accessories like lights and radio. If your car has trouble starting right away, you may want to get the strongest one that you can fit in there. If it runs fine, then I wouldn't worry about it.

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SOURCE: I just replaced the battery on my 2007 odyssey.

As long as it fit OK in the battery tray and the CCA( cold cranking amps) are the same or higher you should be fine. Sounds like you have symptoms of another problem possibly developing.


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