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WHEN STARTING CAR WHILE MOTOR IS COLD IT STARTS WEAK. HAVE TO LET IT RUN AT LEAST 5 MINUTES OR IT WILL CUT OFF. AFTER MOTOR WARMS UP IT RUNS FINE AND NEVER CUTS OFF UNTIL YOU TURN IT OFF.

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Depending on the year it could be your battery is starting to go bad or you're alternator isn't charging properly. It could also be something is being left on and drawing the battery down... But first how old is the battery. That's where I would start. You can take out to auto zone or pep boys and have them test it

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  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2015

    BATTERY IS ONLY A YEAR OLD. HAD O2 SENSOR REPLACED ALSO BUT THAT DID NOT FIX IT.

  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2015

    AFTER YOU TURN IT OFF AND LEAVE OFF FOR A LITTLE WHILE IT WILL START NORMAL.

  • Darren Grist Nov 03, 2015

    Not sure why my last comment didn't post. After re reading your symptoms, have your had the timing checked?

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