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Car will not start from cold

I have an automatic diahatsu move that has been left unrun for many months due to problems starting the car. The fuel pump and filter have been changed, it has been serviced and the garage have drained the petrol tank as they thought it had been contaminated and cleaned it. It still will not start when the outside temperature is really cold or if it has been left more that a day without it being started

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    are u losing fuel pressure or spark? u are going to have to find out, also run a trouble code test for possible sensor related issues.

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Yes the best solution is to read the fault codes from the ECU.

This is a fuel injected engine and will rely on the coolant temp sensor, air temp sensor, MAP sensor and possibly the oxygen sensor to provide suitable fueling. I seem to recall the spark and injector timing is via a cam position sensor.

Your best bet might be to have a mobile tuner with an OBD reader make a visit.

You can try to retrieve them yourself:

http://codes.rennacs.com/Petrol-Engine/Japanese-Korean/Daihatsu-Engines.php

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I have a 1995 Buick Park Avenue. Just recently it is hard to start what would cause this?


These are the some reasons why a car have problem in starting.
1. bad spark plug
2. bad wires
3. bad rotor
4. bad distributor cap
5. bad ignition coil
6. fuel pump could be malfunctioning
7. fuel filter could be clog
8. fuel accumulator could be faulty already
9. faulty fuel pump relay
10. fuel in the tank could be dirty
11. weak battery
12. dirty or corroded battery terminals
13. bad starter
14. loose wiring connection between battery, starter and alternator
Have these things check with your car, it could be one of this is your car's problem. Hope this might help!

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Hot and Cold When your Engine is Hard to Start
In order to surpass this problem and to prevent it as much as possible, learn how to solve it by knowing why it happens.

When a hot engine is hard to start, most of the causes are fuel related problems. Fuel cannot circulate well due to the way in which vapor blocks it. As a result, the engine would not start as easily as it should. In worse cases, it would not start at all. This happens if the engine is extremely hot.

Until after a while the engine was shut off, it would keep on acquiring temperature. The biggest amount of water vapor would be spreading around during this process. It therefore means that during this period, there are higher chances of its obstruction to the engine. So when you are driving in hot weather and you have just turned off the car and you experience difficulty in stating the engine, do not panic. Just wait for a couple of minutes and then start it back.

Because the fuel remains inside the injectors by being under a very intense pressure, engines that are fuel injected do not experience and suffer this problem as much as others do. In this case, fuel injected engines would not become so easily moved by vapors as compared to other engines. From this fact, it can be further deduced that auto mobiles may have different problems in starting their engines.

Another reason of a difficulty in starting a vehicle is the coinciding of the engine's hot temperature to a hot season like the summer. In this scenario, refiners alter from a fuel blend to another. Due to the process where in hot weather causes fuel to evaporate faster, gasoline refiners sometimes alter from a higher hot blooded fuel to a lower one when summer approaches. The fuel could evaporate too much that it would create too much vapor and would eventually inflict the engine. This instance happens when refiners alter back to a higher hot blooded fuel while the engine is still exposed to high temperatures of the summer season.

Now you know why hot engines are hard to start and what to do with it. What about if a cold engine is hard to start?

Difficulty in starting a cold engine is really a problem especially to those living in cold areas. This is experienced due to several reasons, and one of which can be based on the cold effect on liquids evaporation. Less gasoline is evaporated when the engine is cold. This causes the fuel to be more burdensome to burn due to the fact that it is burnt when it is evaporated.

Oil becomes much thicker in cold areas than in hot ones. This is another reason why cold engines are hard to start. Like any other fluids, oil alters its characteristics when it is heated or when it is in a very hot weather. Often times, this causes the oil to have problems at the time it circulates in the engine of the vehicle.

Other car parts that contribute to this problem are the batteries. Under a cold weather, the car batteries sometimes experience problems that consequently affect the engine of the car. When being cold, batteries loose their agility. This is because they do their jobs due to chemical reactions. And when they loose their agility, of course it means that they do not function well. Under these circumstances, the energy of the car is affected and so the engine start is also affected.

Another problem could be the air intake. Like in the case of your Dodge car, the Dodge cold air intake, it might not be functioning well that affects the performance of your engine.

If these problems happen together at the same time, they imply a huge problem in starting the engine.

Spray ether into the engine. Use one that would evaporate quickly and help the engine start. Do this to overcome the problem on the lack of gasoline evaporation. Aside from this, you can also use thin synthetic oils in order to prevent very thick oil that would not circulate well. You if can maintain the car from being isolated from cold, better!

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I think you should check the fuellines and for sure the injectors,these are most probably blocked.It can also be the fuelfilter that is clogged
Staert by replacing the filter and try to start.Once its starts leave it running stationary and remove the fuellines one by one from the injectors.If you loosen the first one and the engine rpm go down a bit you know the injector is good...tighten the fuelline again and move on to the next one and so on.

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what vechicle type model and the year.older cars carb type if automatic choke not working or vacuum pull off not working carb will flood out engine.for cold start up engine need good spark and fuel.if engine flooding could have weak spark due to worn out spark plugs and wires.could have vacuum leak or bad engine coolant temperature sensor.dirty air filter.dirty fuel injectors.

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My car wont start in the cold


Hello,

There 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 cold months.


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.

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Drove my truck last night ran perfect,this morning started it up no problems i let it warm up for about 3 mins my wife left called said it was shakeing,i started it up and it was shakeing very bad put it...


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If its a 2005 it will be common rail, so you have to be carefull when dealing with this engine. The common rail has extremely high pressures which can harm you, also the fuel injectors are capacitor discharged and are high voltage. Now thats aside, look at the high pressure pump at the front of engine. If the code on it ends in 018 then its fed by an electrical fuel pump. These fuel pumps can fail. if it has another number then the HPP draws its own fuel. The symptoms are air ingress into the fuel lines, causing the fuel to run back to the tank. Its probably worse in cold weather due to the contraction of the fuel pipes in the cold. Check all fast fit connections for security. A trick is to put grease on the connections, it wont last long but might give you an idea where the leak is.

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