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Questions tagged [cold-start]

The act of starting a vehicle in which the internal combustion engine that is at or near the same temperature of it's environment.

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Car doesn't cold start on first go

Model: BMW 330i E46 (6 Cyl) Port Fuel Injection New spark plugs, old coils New fuel filter (and regulator) Problem: On a cold start, the engine will crank, fire and turn over by itself for about 1 ...
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2005 F250 Turbo Diesel Starts Rough

When it starts it takes a few cranks to get going, and it overall starts pretty rough. I was told that I could turn the key almost to ignition until the humming stops x3 and then start it to stop this ...
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What would cause the car to idle poorly only on cold starts?

Car: Newer model Honda Accord On cold starts, the car vibrates/shakes erratically (but not violently) until the engine temperature gets high enough. When the engine is up to temp, the car runs ...
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Car stalling only once in the morning

I have a Ford Focus mk1 1.8 tdci 100HP from 2004. The car functions perfectly, but starting one or two weeks ago the car started to stall ONCE in the morning (cold start in the summer). I crank the ...
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How Regularly Should Glow Plugs Need Replacing

How long should glow plugs last in a typical diesel engine? And what might cause them to fail early? I ask because my 20 year-old Ford Courier (an Australian rebadging of the Mazda B-series) needs a ...
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Car will push start, but not start normally

I have a 2003 Nissan Sentra ser spec v. The car has new spark plugs and coils, battery, starter and camshaft and crank shaft position sensors. As stated, the car will crank but will not start. When ...
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2009 Mini JCW low oil does this cause carbon build up?

End of Nov 2018 I took the Mini for tire rotation and told the garage I was taking a road trip and to check all fluid levels including the oil. When I picked it up they confirmed this was done. The ...
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Ticking noise from engine

I have a 2000 Lancer CK2A with 4g15 DOHC engine. The engine makes a ticking noise at cold starts and goes away after few minutes. Sometimes comes for few seconds while running but slightly. What can ...
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VW Polo 1.4 TDI 2007 - not starting

I've searched all over the internet, but didn't find anything exact. Context: I drive ~11km twice a working day on average. I was dumb and didn't check oil regularly. One day driving back home a ...
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Mercedes is in park, key won’t turn, lights won’t turn on, horn won’t honk, radio won’t turn on

I left my Mercedes Benz in a parking lot this past weekend since I was going out of town. It was left in park, the radio was off, and the lights were off. When I got back, I put the key in and it ...
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Problem with starting a car

I had a problem 7 days ago: I could not start my car. Temperature on that day was -17 (-27°C ). I heard just 1 click and that's it. One day later it was 32F (0°C) and I could start the car. I could ...
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Diesel engine struggling to start when cold

I have a 2.7D Ford AJD-V6/PSA DT17 diesel engine, on which I recently replaced 3 fuel injectors (all 3 of them were leaking). After the injectors were replaced, I now encounter the following problem: ...
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Engine pre-startup automatic lubrication to prevent wear

As explained here (Is it true that most of the engine wear during its life time occurs during a cold start up?) most of the wear of an engine is during startup and especially during cold startup. Why ...
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2002 Saturn SL2 security light and starting/stalling

I have a Saturn SL2 auto trans with 47k miles. The service engine soon light is on (code came up for a coolant temp sensor) I started the car cold in 35° weather, sat for a minute, pulled out of my ...
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volvo xc70 cold starts into limp mode

2004 volvo xc70 awd inline 5 turbo, automatic- Hello everyone, I've been having a fairly consistent problem that rears its ugly head almost every cold morning( ~ 8/10 times if its below 40F outside). ...
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Is revving the engine to redline on idle at morning bad? [duplicate]

I own a Ford Ecosport Diesel Turbo 1.5 TDCI. Every morning when I start the car, I put it on neutral and rev it up to 6K RPM for 3 seconds then bring it back to normal idling without revving and start ...
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Focus 2003 1.8 TDCI starts, but struggles to start in the morning

I have a question, well two. Basically I have bought 2003 Focus TDCI but it is struggling to start in the morning? It's not exactly cold, so I don't understand why it would struggle. It has been about ...
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Diesel van not starting in hot weather

I have a self-built motorhome, Renault Master, 2003, with about 100k and a G9U engine, which does not start when I park it in the sun in the hot weather. Part of this is due to the immobiliser ring ...
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Car stalls and bogs down on cold start while accelerating

My 2004 Mazda 3 (JDM version, 1.5L engine) stalls when I give it gas or try to accelerate. If it doesn't stall then the rpms would go down to almost 0 and then rise back up. Dash lights comes on when ...
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Peugeot 207 2009, issues with LPG

My 207, since about a year, is having some troubles 'passing' to LPG. It starts regularly on petrol then, as soon as the ECU switches to LPG, if I'm not pushing on the gas, it shuts down. My work-...
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What is causing my diesel car to struggle to start in cold (below 0°C) temperatures?

We have two Diesel cars. Both have issues on starting after cold nights. This week we had about -10° to -16° C at 6.30 am, so in the night it was probably even colder. I am not able to start the cars, ...
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Is it bad alternator or starter? Camry ‘05 173k miles..

I started my car after two days of cold weather, around 20 F. After heating my engine for about 15 minuets I turned ignition off. After that it does not start, it start to crank but dies off well ...
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Honda dirt bike with clone engine lots of problems

So I have a 110cc Honda trail. It has been getting colder where I live and my bike has been acting funny. first problem: At FULL throttle it starts to sputter and crackle. The second problem: does ...
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2012 Mazda3 Bang and Lurching Forward at Cold Start

I notice a loud noise when I remove the parking brake and release the brake pedal on a cold start in my 2012 Mazda3 after I put the vehicle into drive. It sounds like a really devastating bang, but it ...
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Lack of power when cold under load

EDIT 8: Final update, I think. Using an OBD scan tool, I saw that the fuel trims were still very low to adjust for the vacuum leak. I reset the ECU and the trims went back to around 0, and the engine ...
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Jeep Wrangler shudders/stalls when put in gear after cold start

I have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited auto trans, around 80,000 miles. This started a few months ago. When I start it cold, like after sitting overnight, it starts fine, sounds fine. But when I put ...
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Starting my Honda Accord in Michigan winter?

I bought a Honda Accord LX 2010 model, and I live in Detroit where -10C temperature is an everyday thing. I was advised by my friend to start the engine and let the rpm drop down a bit after which I ...
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Very difficult cold starting

My 1992 Toyota corolla Asian model naturally aspirated 1.3 liter engine car won't start until 5th crank. Between every 3 second crank I will have to give 8 second rest. At 5th crank the engine starts ...
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Car won't start after driving

This is a Ford Explorer Sport 2001 4L V6 with about 90k miles. I've started to get this problem as of late. Once in a while, the engine simply refuses to start after the car has been run for some ...
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Is it possible to have glow plugs on all the time for certain amount of time?

I have Audi A4 B7 2005 2.5TDI. The temperature drops below 0 °C where I live. When it's cold (e.g. starting from 5 °C) my car starts having problems starting up. When I start it in the morning ...
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Cranks, but slow to catch. Dies after starting

Recently my 2007 Mazda6 (2.3L I4) has been taking longer and longer to start in temperatures colder than about 5 F (-15 C). The car usually sits overnight for about 12 hours after I get home from work;...
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Should I start and idle the car for some time if I don't drive it on cold weather?

So I don't drive a car very often, maybe once or twice a week. And I don't usually worry about that. When, and how often should I start the car? Should let it idle every few days if I don't drive it ...
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1989 s10 Blazer Cold Start issues

I have a 1989 S10 Blazer. The temperature here in Calgary drops to -30c during winter. It started up fine during the first week of this awful weather, but now it seems to struggle quite a bit. So I ...
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Truck misfires/backfires/shakes/loses power when cold

I have a 2003 Dodge Dakota and before the engine warms up it will misfire backfire have low power and sometime shake when accelerating or going up a hill. after it warms up it doesn't do any of this ...
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Battery at 12V but car still not starting

My car is not starting up. I have checked the following, what else could I check? Measured the Battery Voltage and it is at 12V Tried to jump start the car from another car and also a battery jump ...
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2002 Mazda B3000 (Ford Ranger) Not Turning Over, Flickering Lights

Two days ago I noticed that my car was having trouble turning over. When I would attempt to start the car, the lights would flicker on the dash and I would hear the car trying to rev but never ...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C 180 (W202) won't start

Background My 1994 Mercedes-Benz C 180 (W202) won't start. We are in a very cold winter, but even one month ago, it was not that cold. Under the rear view mirror, there are two small lights: one ...
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Is it true that most of the engine wear during its life time occurs during a cold start up?

I have heard this idea several times, but is it true? Theories I read about why that might be true: The engine is running rich at startup because it is running in open loop, which can cause damage ...
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Stumbling when starting after garaged

I started parking my 98 Honda Civic Ex in the garage and not driving anywhere from 1-3 days. I've noticed when starting it stumbles and feels like a very slight misfire for about 5-10 seconds then ...
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2003 Opel Agila is making a funny ticking noise on starting

My 2003 Opel Agila 1.2 is making a very loud ticking noise when I start it up, and it doesn't sound right. It only ticks when idling and when I rev it, the ticking noise goes away. The car runs ...
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Higher CCA in batteries in warmer climates

If a battery with a higher CCA capacity is used in a warmer climate, would it effect the battery's performance in the longer run?
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Hero passion pro India Bike is only get started on choke

i am having hero passion pro new model in the morning when i start my bike with kick i have on the choke the bike started without no hesitation but when i pull of the choke after 15 seconds and ...
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How would a camshaft start moving during a cold start?

I want to know how would a camshaft ( and valves by association ) start moving on a cold start up? What gets them running and moving. Are there something they connect to to get them going?
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What happens when you start a car?

Like what happens when you first turn the key and start it up? If it makes a difference I'm talking about a L4 engine. What's the play by play. How do the pistons, valves and crankshaft get moving?
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Is this diagnostic correct?

I know diagnostics can be prone to failure, but I want to know if this failure is correctly diagnosed, not if the diagnosis is in fact correct. Earlier my starter motor emitted a higher pitched noise ...
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Startup problems: low idle RPM and stall on pressing the accelerator

My sister has a nice first generation Nissan Micra 4-speed automatic (I think it's the naturally aspirated, non-electronic carburetor version) . However, when starting it from a cold start (not ...
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What are the cold cranking amps required to start Jaguar S type 3l petrol engine

I'm trying to find the typical* cold cranking amps required to start a Jaguar S-type 3 litre v6 petrol engine (UK) so that I can be more informed when I research batteries, boosters, chargers etc. I'...
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50cc Chinese Scooter GY6 QMB139 hard start when cold

My 50cc Chinese Scooter GY6 QMB139 hard start when cold, anything below 65 degrees F. Last spring when I got it I had nothing but trouble, fixed the following and it ran perfect all summer until it ...
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Preventative maintenance to avoid winter start difficulties?

Over the last 3 years I have changed my battery twice, the starter motor, the timing chain, and water pump. Still, it seems that my car doesn't start on cold weather winter days at least 3 times a ...
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Clutch sticking, wait until engine's warm

I drive a 96 Honda Del sol it's got about 200k on the engine. So lately my clutch hasn't been going into first or neutral when I try to start it. There is often very little resistance in the clutch at ...