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Old 12-04-2014, 01:02 PM   #1
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Okay so some days when it is cold out I will come out of school and my car will take a while to start. I thought it was just because it's an old car and might have a cold start but I think it might be something more than that. Any ideas what it could be?


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Starter solenoid or weak starter? I mean is it cranking over normally and just taking awhile to start or is it cranking real slow?
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Starter solenoid or weak starter? I mean is it cranking over normally and just taking awhile to start or is it cranking real slow?

It's not cranking slow it just acts like it is really cold. Could it be that I didn't reset the timing after changing spark plugs?


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Spark plugs have nothing to do with the timing. Acting like its really cold like... cranking normally? Sounds the same? No lower pitched lugging sound? I'm just thinking it might be a bad starter.
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Yeah it cranks normally. And it starts fine when it is warm out. it's just when it is like 20 degrees outside it takes a while to get it to start.


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Mine was starter and battery post detached from battery itself awhile back. Check both of those then double check. Take your car up to advanced auto and get everything tested first


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Mine was starter and battery post detached from battery itself awhile back. Check both of those then double check. Take your car up to advanced auto and get everything tested first


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Yeah I get my car back from the transmission shop after school and I am going to take to orileys to get the batterie tested


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Yeah sounds like it might be a just a weak battery then. Worst case you have to change the battery or the starter. Battery is duh, starter is actually real easy to change too. Like, half hour with maybe a cut knuckle and a few 4 letter words. Not bad.
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94 gt trouble starting

Wouldn't hurt to check your starter cable also while your down there


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Yeah sounds like it might be a just a weak battery then. Worst case you have to change the battery or the starter. Battery is duh, starter is actually real easy to change too. Like, half hour with maybe a cut knuckle and a few 4 letter words. Not bad.

So I went in and got it tested he said everything was okay. Batterie good starter good alternator good


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Um...how about checking your ignition switch, it could be starting to burn out..


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Um...how about checking your ignition switch, it could be starting to burn out..


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Well the thing is that it starts fine when it is warm out. Could it be the fuel filter?


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I was going to say weak fuel pump is your next stop. If you've never changed the filter now is the time... when I changed the 10 yr old original fuel filter in my old Cobra and did the "blow test" I could barely get any air through it. Also test the pressure at the rail at idle and see what it is vac on and vac off.
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I was going to say weak fuel pump is your next stop. If you've never changed it, now is the time... when I changed the 10 yr old original fuel filter in my old Cobra and did the "blow test" I could barely get any air through it.

Okay I will check into that what type should I get?


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I edited my post. Change the filter and then get a cheap fuel pressure gauge from autozone or wherever and see what your fuel pressure is. Also could be old injectors etc...


Honestly with a 94/95 car you're going to want to replace the injectors, pump and the rubber fuel lines in the engine bay. They're actually a fire hazard and Russell fittings custom made fittings for the 94/95 hardlines specifically so ppl could run aftermarket braided lines in place of the OEM ones.


They're 20 year old cars at this point you have to remember. If you can't do all that right now, at least replace the filter and make sure you have good pressure at the rail.
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Sure does sound like electrical to me....but just guessing. Any chance it could be the Distributor cap & Rotor or the Coil ??? If it's 20 degrees where he's at it's probably snowing or wet too. Which makes me think moisture at the distributor or plug wires causing it to crank some before the spark actually starts the car. Just a thought....I don't consider myself a mechanic but I have had this kind of problem before.
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