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88 RRC 3.5ltr

When it's cold out side it takes my rangie forever to start. I have to crank it until the battery is almost dead before it starts and then it idles very low @ about 500 rpm. When it's above 40 outside it fires right up and idles fine.
any input???

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  • c_mrowley Apr 27, 2009

    same problem but mine is a 84 3.5 with twin su manaul choke when hot weather no problem when cold weather wont start chears ****


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Its the cold start sensor, happened to me a few years ago. Sensor located just behind thermostat housing, there are two and you will see the wiring plugs going to them. I am sure it is the front one. Cheap repair, lucas part is about £6.
Be careful though, steel into alloy! ease it out gently and take time putting it back in to avoid cross-thread. Fiddly job but not hard.

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