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Old 12-02-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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Hard starting in the cold

My 2000 mustang starts hard in the cold. I usually have to try two or three times to start it then once it starts it's good. I just bought a new battery the biggest that will fit. I was just wondering if anyone else has this problem or knows what I can do. It always starts but its harder when it gets below freezing
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:28 PM   #2
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When you say starts hard you mean like crank and the car feels like it vibrates real hard?
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:12 AM   #3
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Re: Hard starting in the cold

she's saying it's hard to start when it's cold from her description.....

unless you have a drain on your battery it shouldn't be hard to start from an overnight sit, question, if you start it up drive around a little and shut it off does it have trouble restarting like when it's cold?
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No it's usually just in the morning after sitting all night. When it was warmer it started right up but now that it's below freezing out its having some trouble
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Re: Hard starting in the cold

How old (miles)are your spark plugs?
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I just bought it in July so I'm not sure. I just had it at the garage and they replaced one in the first cylinder but not the other ones
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Sounds to me plugs and wires should really make a difference
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Ok I'll try that. Thanks
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Np good luck
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Re: Hard starting in the cold

Plugs are always a good place to start, on a vehicle with more than a few miles and unknown maintenance...
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Also you need to be running the correct weight oil, if it's using something like 20w-50 it can make it hard to start when it's cold. If the plugs and wires are bad/worn it would be hard to start all the time.
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Ok thanks for the info my husband said my spark plugs t new so I'm thinking I should switch the oil

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What oil should I be using
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Don't know for sure but I would guess 5w-30 or 10w-30. If you go to the parts store they can tell you the recommended oil.
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Ok thanks
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