When the engine is warmed up (not sitting overnite). When you go to start it the first time it runs for about a second and dies. The second time you start it, it starts right up and runs fine. This has been going on for about three days now. This morning I noticed when I was sitting at a light with the brake on the rpm's went up and the car wanted to lurch forward. I had to put extra pressure on the brake to keep it stopped. It only did this once.
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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..
You'll need to find out where the noise is coming from first. Is it making the noise before you start driving the car ? Does it sound like its coming from the passenger side of the engine ? It could be the serpentine belt or something mechanical.
Radiator, hoses , water pump, heater core. anywhere coolant goes can be suspect. have it pressure tested or fillit up with coolant, let it get warm and see where its dripping from. if it leaks at the plastic cover over the timing belt, have the water pump and timing belt replaced.
perhaps you need a new cap and roter a new spark plug wire set. they don;t like moisture. also check to see if you have any broken or leaking vacuum hoses. the worse case senerio would be that your head gasket is leaking--at cold temps a little antifreeze will enter until everything warms up and it seals shut due to metal expanding. but since you say it's cold weather only--this probably wou;dn't be the case. good luck.