Okay, here is a tough one for you. The last two winters (2014/2015) my vehicle was getting gradually harder and harder to start in the Minnesota winters. As the season got colder it took more and more cranks to get it to turn over. It did not seem to be an electrical problem because the battery was not that old and I had it tested, and connections were good. Starter had been replaced three years prior, and ignition coil replaced about two years prior.
So I figured it was fuel line related so over the summer I replaced the fuel pump and connectors, and put in a new fuel filter. As the 2016 winter came upon us the same old thing started happening: when the temp dropped below forty degrees it took two or three cranks to start. Below thirty degrees it took five or six cranks. And below twenty degrees up to eleven cranks!
Then I was looking around online for a forum where others talked about a similar problem and one guy described the same problem, but then suggested this: turn the ignition to clicks to the on position, but did not crank it. Wait to hear the fuel pump kick in, then crank. I tried this and low and behold, it started on the first crank! This was good news, but still begs the question: what is it not working right that I have to do this? Today in Minneapolis it is minus five degrees, and it took over two minutes for my fuel pump to even engage. Now I am really stumped. That sounds like an electrical problem. Can you give me some ideas?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 AT 5:23 AM