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Old 12-17-2010, 02:04 PM
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hey i got a question. whenever it is cold outside is the only times i have trouble starting my car. it starts but i have to let it turn over for a while. any suggestions? i know it cant be good for my starter having to let it turn over that long...

anybody? and btw once the car is warm it has no problem starting

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Re: cold start prblem. please help!

Park in the garage or get a block heater.
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Re: cold start prblem. please help!

Cold start issues are usually battery related. Take it to your local parts store and have them test the battery.
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Re: cold start prblem. please help!

alright. thanks guys!
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Re: cold start prblem. please help!

I have this same problem, my battery is fine plus it shows a green dott for battery life

Any other suggestions please?
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I have this same problem, my battery is fine plus it shows a green dott for battery life

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You can have a "fine" battery and it can still have problems starting in the cold, does it start fine when it is warm? Your battery only has so many CCA (cold cranking amps) and it can have trouble starting in the cold you may need a battery that has more CCA's
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I have this same problem, my battery is fine plus it shows a green dott for battery life

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Guess what? That green dot doesn't mean anything. Seriously...built in hydrometers are not only very inaccurate, but they go bad all the time. Saying one of those is an accurate indicator of battery condition is like saying that the position of stars and planets is an accurate indicator of economic conditions.

You have to test it to be sure. And there is a method for testing. The link is in my sig.




The rule of thumb is: if the car is cranking slowly in the cold, your battery is fcked.
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Re: cold start prblem. please help!

also cold cranking amps come to play in the cold.Now i live in nd were its a must have to get 750 or higher lol and they still hate you in the morning.Luckey i have a garADGE
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