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Cold weather starting

Cold weather - Must grind and grind and grind the starter before engine will start. Warm weather no problem. Several mechanics have looked at it, but still no solution. Must I move to Florida or can someone help me,

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  • sarahmccorm Feb 11, 2009

    i have a 1998 cabrio and mind does the same thing but only in cold weather or when it's wet outside.. either snow is melting or raining... i have to grind and grind and grind.. and then it starts.. but then i have to let it sit for a while.. so it won't stall out... we thought it had something to do with water getting into the engine?? i haven't had it looked at yet.. but nothing is popping out at us that's wrong with it.. when looking at the engine. My spark plugs are atleast 2 years old.. perhaps that is my problem?

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Haha move to Florida. You should not have to. If warm weather starts are no problem then the problem centers around the cold start fuel-air mixture.

I'd ask for a check on the cold-start injector or valve (if fitted), the thermo-time switch, or the intake air temp sensor.

I have read of problems with dealers jerking owners around with this problem, it is not unknown with this car.

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Try runing so fuel injector cleaner through it and see if that helps plus if u have not had a tune up try giving it one anbd put a new air filter in it

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sounds as if the starter is going bad ...it could also be your starter is not engagding in to the flywheel right when it is cold


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