WONT START WHEN COLD AND IDLES HIGH WHEN RUNNING

  • Tiny
  • nelsoa11
  • 2007 Ford Focus
  • 74,000 miles

Won't start when cold and idles high when running

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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 AT 4:36 PM

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  • Tiny
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Is the check engine light coming on at all?

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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 AT 4:48 PM
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No

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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 AT 5:32 PM
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There may not be a problem then. It's supposed to idle higher when cold but you may want to have it checked for stored codes anyway. The computer should be seeing anything that serious.

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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 AT 5:40 PM
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Why would it not be starting when its cold? Battery has already been replaced.

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Friday, November 30th, 2012 AT 5:42 PM
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Do you have code numbers yet?

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Friday, November 30th, 2012 AT 5:53 PM
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What do you mean by code numbers?

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Friday, November 30th, 2012 AT 7:15 PM
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The computer did not say anything.

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Friday, November 30th, 2012 AT 7:16 PM
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It's going to have to be troubleshooted using a scan tool and analyzing the PID data.

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Friday, November 30th, 2012 AT 7:27 PM
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We had a guy do that and nothing came up.

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Friday, November 30th, 2012 AT 7:31 PM
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No, you need someone that actually knows what to look for.

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Friday, November 30th, 2012 AT 7:33 PM

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