Cold Weather Trouble

Tiny
LANDBERG45
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  • 1993 BUICK SKYLARK
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 71,000 MILES
I live in a cold climate and left my car outside for a day when it got down to around minus ten degrees. When I went to start it, it started very sluggishly and the radio, windshield wipers, and air did not work. The air vents were pushing out zero air even after the car warmed up. I drove it around for a bit then turned it off and turned it on again, when I started it the second time it started fine and ran just like normal. Any ideas what was happening the first time?
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Monday, December 13th, 2010 AT 4:59 AM

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Tiny
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It was cold and everything did not want to work. Anytime you try to start a car in that type of weather it will be hard on the battery. It may be a weak battery or dirty terminals so you should get it tested. After it warms up it will be easier for the engine to turn over as everything is warmed up. In that kind of weather the oil is like glue so makes everything harder to work.
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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 AT 12:17 AM

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