If I let it sit for a while (20 minutes) after the first attempt, it will start.
Today (after having made a stop and it not re-starting) I didn't wait the usual 20 minutes, but maybe 1 minute and tried again. It started, but I had to floor the gas pedal for approximately 30 seconds. Which is probably really bad for the vehicle. (Or is this an okay/good "solution?
This seems to be an issue once the temp dips below -15c (5F).
I recently had a new battery installed, but it has not helped the problem.
When attempting to re-start the car, I make sure the radio and heater are turned off.
Could it be the alternator not charging the battery properly?
I do tend to take short trips around town and I typically am only in areas with a 30 mph speed limit. But if that's the issue, why would the 20 minutes wait period in cold weather do the trick?
Overheating fuel pump sensor? (But then why is this not an issue in warmer weather?) Fuel pump issue in general?
Faulty fuses? Something secretly draining the battery? (But again, it does start after sitting for hours)
Thank you so much for any insight!
have the same problem?
Thursday, January 9th, 2020 AT 8:04 PM