starts hard when cold

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Peterlegacy, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. Peterlegacy

    Peterlegacy Guest

    I have 1993 Subaru Legacy wagon ---Anything below 45
    to 40 degrees I have a real hard time starting this car. I've replaced
    plugs and wires the fuel filter and was thinking it might be the fuel pump
    ? Check engine light is still on . Could this be a sensor ?
    Starts fine in the summer.

    Peterlegacy, Jan 31, 2005
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  2. quite possibly the temp sensor. Not sure on a 93 but likely to be a
    seperate sensor from the coolant sensor. Basically, the ECU doesn't go
    into 'choke' mode at low temps.

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    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Jan 31, 2005
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  3. Peterlegacy

    CompUser Guest

    <>, says...
    Could be a lot of things.

    Get the CEL code pulled and come back.
    CompUser, Jan 31, 2005
  4. Peterlegacy

    Remco Guest

    Carl's right on the money with his suggestion.

    Do you have a check engine light?
    If so, there are diagnostics connectors under the dash that will enable
    to read the error code. If it is the thermo sensor, you can reset the
    code and the car should start normally again (until the next time you
    need to start it cold, that is). This is only a temporary fix, as you
    will still need to replace the thermo sensor.
    For the procedure, see

    Remco, Jan 31, 2005
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