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Car has trouble starting when temp is below 50 degrees, starts fine in warm weather summer months.

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I would get your engine temperature sensor checked out, this tells the E.C.U how much fuel to supply to injectors, (if a deisel then check operation of glow plugs )

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Check engine light flashes only til I reach 30 mph, slow while acceleration, engine temp fluctuated from normal to low on temp gauge, engine rpms seem to drop lower than normal? What is wrong here?


the lowering on the temp gauge indicates a lack of coolant around the bulb of the temp sender unit or a lack of flow around the cooling system
could be from low coolant level or blockage in the coolant system from forming ice ( 16 degrees is -8 degrees Celsius which is below freezing point of water)
I suggest that you check the antifreeze ratio in the cooling system and it should be no less than 50/50 to water
any thing less than 50 % antifreeze in the water will allow the coolant to freeze up which may be your problem
coolant condition should be checked every season as it does deteriorate over time and the % ratio will drop
topping up with normal water is another method of lowering the % point
check with a radiator shop or dealer service center to get the correct % of antifreeze for below freezing conditions and keep it at that point

Dec 20, 2015 | 1999 Toyota Camry

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Turn the key and it will not start


cold weather kills batteries this time of year...heres why..most batteries are a chemical factory..the acid and water separate as the battery discharges..also the chemical process is lessened when the air temps go below freezing by around 50% or more depending on the age of the battery..in extreme cold areas, external heat sources are required to keep engines warm enough to run..in alaska for example,the batteries are taken out entirely and put inside to keep warm..sometimes a fire pit is used to warm the engine from below (red hot coals no flame)..also in very cold weather, the engine oil will get very thick..in some cases the oil will actually glue the engine semi solid..locking it up..if its a cheaper oil that whathappens..I like 20 miles north of st louis in illinois and when it gets below 30 degrees outside i place a under cabinet 350 watt heater(used for keeping food warm to serve) upside down under my engine overnite..this keeps the block warm and the oil thinned out..and works very well for me..my car will start whe no one elses will in my neighborhood..hope tyhis helps you..

Feb 09, 2013 | 1991 GMC Sonoma

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2005 Impala, when I get to a stop, hot coolant temp message flashes and air gets warm, when I start driving the message turns off and air starts to blow cold again. Any ideas?


You sound like you are low on fluid or your thermosstate needs to be change to proper weather (winter or summer). Check it out. Hope you didn't use pure antifreeze ! 50/50 mix... or premixed.

Jul 01, 2011 | 2005 Chevrolet Impala

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Problem started all of a sudden on a hot day


have car scanned look at tps minnum should be around .50 at key on or running
also look at ect sensor if possible when ehgine is cold temp on engine should be within 5 degrees of outside temp
hope this helps.

Sep 13, 2009 | 2002 Buick Park Avenue

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Same problem in warm weather,runs fine when outdoor temp below 50


change fuel filter located on frame in front of gas tank

Jun 06, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

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The 2000 mountianeer starts and runs fine but shuts off


CHECK THE COLD START ENRICHMENT VALVE AND OR THE IDLE CONTROL VALVE. I AM ASSUMING THAT YOUR VEHICLE IS FUEL INJECTED. ONE OF THOSE HAVE GONE BAD.

Jan 24, 2009 | 2000 Mercury Mountaineer

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95 jeep grand cherokee, hard starting, backfires, when cold


get a couple bottles of gas line antifreeze .. if you don't already use it and add it to the gas.

Robert

P.S. in minus 40 i don't even get out of bed... minus 23 here last nite... isn't winter grand

Jan 21, 2009 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Cold weather starting problems with battery


Have you had the battery checked..Cold weather is the worst enemy on a battery. They work fine in summer but cold will get em.

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