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Reduced engine power cobalt and rpm not over 2000

I don't have this issue on warmer days but when the temperature droid before zero, I have issues starting the car. I can typically charge it and it works fine. This week it started saying reduced engine power on the mornings after subzero temperatures. I plan on getting a new battery but I'm concerned if something else may be wrong. The last time I checked the codes (LAST time before today), it said the fuel was too rich and that there was too much oxygen in the exhaust. I have replaced fuel sensors and oil & filter change, and air filter change. I only have this issue on cold mornings.

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Too much O2 in exhaust is a hollllllly exhaust so check exhaust for leaks,as for the battery then if its more than 2 yrs old renew and get a good one not a cheapie like i fit to cars,the loss of power i have no idea with a play under the bonnet sorry hood ,,,,must reinstate the queens english to my colonial cousins and revoke the independance charter, just think no guns allowed ?? the U put back into the language like colour and of course the increase in fuel duty to pay for all the immigrants from the middle east so 10 dollars a gallon?? anyway enough of winding up my bros stateside and the low power when cold ?? got to think about this one so going for a tea break --right check the water inlet to the inlet manifold as if blocked up or not connected it could be freezing up where the butterfly throttle valve is reducing the air intake which would cause loss of power -also try reading the temperature of the air intake in case the sensor is faulty causing the vehicle not to allow the autochoke to operate ,now i most likely totally wrong in my answer here but from afar and without my head under the engine compartment i can only make a few suggestions as to the cause of the problem.

Posted on Feb 07, 2014

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    girlofanavym Feb 08, 2014

    my exhaust does not attend Sunday mass! loll. i did replace the factory battery today and it tested bad at the auto store i went to. it's only on frigid mornings i had issues and tomorrow is another frigid morning, so i well keep updating as needed to figure this out. hopefully it was just a bad battery.

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