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Hard to start when cold and stalling.

Has had full engine tune - air, fuel filters, plugs. fuel pressure checked - ok. injector service, fuel tank replaced, compression good, auto electricain checked wiring, fuses, etc. - no problems found. has had full auto service - oil and filter. cranks freely - just won't fire. 2nd or 3rd go will fire, but stalls immediately. When finally get to start and run - stalls when selecting drive. When vehicle warm no problem starting and doesn't stall.

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Still sounds like a fuel problem. Try a full tank of supreme gas, plus put a can of SEAFOAM into the tank to help clean you injectors. See if this will help clear up your problem. Did you change the plugwires????

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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There are various questions to ask in order to help you.
When does it stall?

If it stalls when the AC of the car turns on, then this handy diagnostic article will help solve your problem:

Likely applicable to your situation--since you say the car runs fine when it is "warmed up"--when the car stalls because the engine is NOT warmed up and is otherwise cold, this handy diagnostic article will help solve your problem:

And as to backfiring when you initially run your car, this handy article really helps in identifying the common causes of such a problem:

This should help.
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Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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dear friend: i think that your terracan is actually running out of fuel even if the guage shows quater,you can also put the old fuel filter back and try it,we did discover some of the new filters sucking air.

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right renew the glow plug timer/relay if you put a meter on the glow plugs when cold and turn ign on (with help) it should supply power for a about 20 secs ,time depends on outside air temperature ,if all else fails then do a colin --- use a push button switch,wired to a relay so glow plugs can be operated by pushing the switch which you will mount on the dash ,cant beat a manual overide system

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i have the same problem with my elantra...after it stalls i get a clicking sound coming from around the fuel injector area....after 5-10min it then has looked at it 4 times and cant determine the problem..

if you have any new insight on this problem please contact me

Posted on Dec 15, 2009

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Why does 1998 jeep Cherokee not run unless gas tank is at least half full?

2.5L or 4.0L? engine.
ever do a full service on this car , with a fuel filter.
or wrong gas cap, does car run ok cap off? or loose?
ignore cap off DTC errors. EVAP errors when done, ok?
start with basics.
then check fuel pressure, with a 1/4 tank, is it spec pressure with that brand new filter? yes/no.

the filter is part of the top of pump at top of the FP reg. in tank.
that be how its done. no need to guess. at all.
in this case, the pressure test is after, the cap checks.
the wrong cap will have a missing, cap vacuum breaker this cause
the pump to fail (it cant suck in a hard vacuum at all, get a new cap)

FSM spec, a the fuel rail for pump pressure,
Start the vehicle and note the pressure reading at idle which should be 31 psi (214 kPa).

if the car stalls with 31 PSI pressures , its NOT THE PUMP.
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What can i do

Dirty fuel injectors are the most common cause of hard starting of a cold engine. As a first step, obtain a bottle of Chevron Techron fuel injector cleaner and add it to your gas tank. I've found this brand works better than any other. If this clears up your problem, it tells me that you need to start buying or gasoline at a different station and/or you need to change your engine oil more often. One other thing you can do, is check your maintenance records to see if you have exceeded the mileage recommended in your owners manual for having a tune up. Nissan recommends changing the engine air filter every 30,000 miles, & the spark plugs every 105,000 miles. Also check your fuel pressure. You may have a clogged fuel filter or a fuel pump going bad.

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do a full tune up on the vehicle.. 99.9% of the time this fixes the problem... do an oil change. replace fuel filter, spark plugs. plug wires if NEEDED and air filter if NEEDED.. also buy your self some fuel injector cleaner. if you follow my directions i can almosdt gurantee it fixes your problem and you will have noticably better gas mileage and power

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Assuming your Montero does not require a simple tune-up, plugs, cap rotor, wires...) I'd check your fuel pressure, it may be as simple as a plugged fuel filter. If it is fuel related the fuel pump may be failing, pressure regulator may be shot or poor injectors (failing) Another check is your MAF, Mass Air Flow switch. This is located right at the air filter (you unplug it to access the filter) On that SUV you can check computer codes by use of a simple anolog multi meter. Please let me know if this helps or if you need further help.


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Start with the simple and replace your fuel filter, a dirty filter can cause your engine from starting. At worst, your fuel pump has failed and will need to be replaced. Before replacing the fuel pump, inspect all the fuses and wire leads from the fuel pump harness. Note: that the ground wire is separately grounded at the frame, so inspect that for any damage due to corrosion.

You need 3 things.
Good hot blue spark to all plugs.
Good gasoline and proper fuel pressure. 63-64 lbs.
If you have all 3 then move on to injector pulse to all injectors. I think each injector is on a seperate driver on that one. Check for pulse to all of them.

You may be weak on fuel pressure, even a couple of lbs low on a cold start will cause a no start. Double check cold start cranking fuel pressure. If under 63-62 lbs you have problems. One test is to give it a squirt of carb cleaner not starting fluid. If it starts then you have a fuel pressure problem.
Run the full fuel pressure test, here is the guide lines on testing.
Hard to start cold.
Check cold start fuel pressure.
Check engine running fuel pressure.
Check engine running on the road fuel pressure.
Then shut it off and watch for fast leak down.
Pinch off at rubber part or block off return line and check full pressure. Later V6 and V8 gm engines should have 60-66 fuel pressure.
* Cold start should be 64-65 lbs of pressure. If you do not have full fuel pressure on a cold start the injectors will not squirt fuel.
* Engine running should be 60-66 lbs pressure depending on engine load.
* Full pressure with return pinched off should be 75-85 or more. and if it has a fast leak down after shut off you have a leak.

The 75-85 is only a check on the capable full pressure of fuel pump. If you can not find the rubber return line check full pressure by plugging return line or just or the true full pressure can be taken direct at the end fuel filter.

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Probable Spark plugs have blown. I would do a good tune up and replace your fuel filter, plugs and wires, oil and oil filter, air filter. Your system builds enough fuel pressure when it's cold becuase there is technically less are in your combustion chamber when it's cold so it can build more fuel pressure to start. When it's warm there's less room to build pressure to start your motor. So do a good tune up for now and see if that works. Hope you the best!

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