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Hi I am driving a toyota corrolla 160 gle.It will not start in cold weather conditions.The engine just swings.I have to start it in intervals in order for the battery not to run flat.This will persist for about an hour and finally it will start.I never had this problem during spring and summer.I have changed the starter,fuel relay,distributor and spark plugs already,but still the problem persaists.I have added injector cleaner in fuel tank aswell,but still the problem will continue.It will back fire as well and when I finally get it started it sounds like there is something blocking the petrol from coming through in order to create combastion.once the car is started up in the morning it will not give me any problems during the day,untill the next morning....

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  • aadiel_saleh Jul 07, 2011

    Thanks,ok never checked the cam.I look into it and let you know if the problem is resolved.



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Hi. Sounds like a hot/cold start valve problem. Not exactly sure where they are situated in the Toyotas, but Im sure if you ask at your local part centre, they will be happy to assist. Hope this helps

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  • aadiel_saleh Jul 06, 2011

    hi,I replace the hot/colve valve or temperature valve,but still the problem persist.Anything else I can try.

  • Morne Olivier Jul 06, 2011

    Hi. the only other thing I can think of is maybe your cambelt slipped a tooth, and the cam timing might be out. It is worth a visit to a mechanic to check your cam timing. Hope this helps



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