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Temp outside goes down car shut off

Starts just find for about 1 min then disable engine. only happen when temp is below 32 degrees

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Run fault codes and look for ambient temp sensor or MAP/MAF sensors

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change the thermostat and the temp gauge in the radiator

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i belive thats a default reading for that sensor replace it there cheep buy from dealer and locate it in front grill som times debris hit tese and mess them up simple repair probably only one screw holding it on

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SOURCE: 2006 chevy trailblazer with electrical

This mornnig when i tray to start my trailblazer 2006 LT sudnly eletiric power cuted and there is now light,now engen start ,the key can not poled out please rocomand me

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I have a 2006 audi a4 3.0 when temperature outside drops below 40 degrees it will not start ,when the temperature outside gets around 45 degrees it starts and runs with no problem . screen reads ok

I assume from the question that the engine is cranking over but will not start. Hence there is no issue with the starter motor on a very cold start.

At 40 degrees F you are getting closer to freezing. When this happens again I would check the operation of the fuel pump.
Take the fuel cap off the fuel tank and have someone switch the ignition on and off a few times. (just the ignition - don't start the engine up). Turn it on for 10 seconds or so and then off. If you listen at the fuel filler opening with the cap off you will be able to hear if the fuel pump starts and stops. If it is working it should start and then stop a few seconds later each time you switch on the ignition because the computer shuts it down in a few seconds if the engine is not started.

If the fuel pump is operating I would be looking for some electrical gremlins. You would need to check that the fuel injectors are getting power and that the spark plugs are also.

Ideally you would need to a quality scan tool connected to the car when you have this very cold no start condition whilst trying to start the car to see what faults may be present because it should pick up some malfunction if the start problem goes away when the temp rises a few degrees over 40F.

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If the outside temperature is below 32 degrees, your battery loses as much as 15% of the amps that are responsible for turning the engine over.
On your battery you should have a sticker that shows a rating for "Cranking amps," ( CA ) above 32 degrees, and "Cold crancking amps" ( CCA ), below 32 degrees. Your car most likely needs atleast 700 CCA.

Also, if you do not have a maintenance free battery, ( It should say right on the sticker if it is. ), you may want to check the levels in your battery. If the cells are low it will prevent the battery from reaching a full charge.

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Onboard Temp gauge

This probably occurs when you start up after the engine has been off for a few hours. What is happening is that the module is taking a new temp reading however heat from the radiator is causing the sensor to read a warmer value than it really is. I suggest that you relocate the temp sensor further away from the radiator and closer to the grill opening in order to read actual ambient temp (approx 6" should work).

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