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Car will start when it is warm, but refuses to crank when cold

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    Kcsb Dec 26, 2013

    I think I have used the incorrect terms in my question. When it is cold outside the car does not "click" nor does the starter "spin". The lights/dash and air will respond.

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Post is good and clear, no engine size stated.>>>
can you jump start it?//
this simple check proves battery is good /bad or just discharged.
yes, jumps and runs. (ever clean the battery lugs ever?
if it jumps the battery is bad/or disharged, so charge it.
no, wont jump cold
bad starter. or funky key line.

1: i hot wire these starters,
cranks ok, good starter.
no crank bad key line
if key line is dead, well wiggle the key and wiggle the gear shifter.
is car a A/T or M/T.
if M/T wiggle the clutch.
now you have your answer, an why. how is a differnt horse.

Posted on Dec 27, 2013

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: frequently will crank but not start

the problem must be with the batteries. check the voltage levels of the battery using a voltmeter. if it goes lower that 10v and fast dying, then replace them. and also check the alternator charging the battery for any charging problem.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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