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How to repair a cold start issue?

Engine is turning over on the cold start but not catching. Takes 3-5 tries and the whole time it seems to not want to take fuel and has low rpms. Once it is warmed up, it drives great. Suggestions?

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Yes. Spark plugs. Try holding down the gas pedal just half way the next time you try to start. If it starts right up it's because the spark is not strong enough to ignite the air fuel mixture. If you add more air (opening the throttle with the gas pedal) you lean out the mixture and it ignites easier. Capiche? As a second solution, your coolant temperature switch is bad. It lives in the radiator. If it's bad it may be telling the computer that the car is already warmed up so the fuel mixture that the computer is commanding into the throttle is too lean. Note: there are two coolant temperature switches on these subaru's. One is for the dash cool or hot for the gauge on the dash. The other (which is the one you want) is for the computer. The part store should ask which one you want. Cheers, Ethan

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Problem might be the air control valve, it's located at the right side rear of intake manifold and has a hose going to the air intake duct from the air cleaner, as a test you might try pinching off that hose when the idle is a problem.

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It is very p0ossible that the fuel system is a little clogged. It happens to all cars eventually especially if you use the cheaper fuels like supermarkets etc.

Anyway, you can try a decent Injector Cleaner and even change the oil but again use a decent Engine Flush. The stuff I use on my own and friends motors is You can buy it online and it works a treat. Same stuff the prestige garages use...

Usually a dose of this stuff will give the fuel system a good clear out and make it alot easier to start when cold. Starting issues are usueally fuel related or electrical but by the sound of yours it is purely fuel related. Try it out and reap thebenefits.....

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What year and model?Could be the temperature sender giving the computer a false reading.

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