Will not start in cold weather

Tiny
ALIBET15
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  • 2009 SUBARU FORESTER
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 168,000 MILES
My car will not start in the cold after sitting overnight. It’s fine once jumped and I drive for a bit. I already installed a new alternator, battery, and cleaned the battery terminals, there is no corrosion. Nothing seems to fix this issue. Anything about freezing it will start fine.
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Monday, December 2nd, 2019 AT 12:10 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

When you say it won't start, do you mean it cranks and won't start or it does nothing at all?

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Let me know.

Joe
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Monday, December 2nd, 2019 AT 6:45 PM
Tiny
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It cranks. It sounds like it s trying to turn over but just can t without a jump.
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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 AT 12:55 PM
Tiny
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Make sure the ground between the battery and engine block is tight. You mentioned the battery is good, but check the other end. Also, does it start right away with a jump or is still a delayed start? When if first starts, is it smooth? Is there any smoke from the exhaust that may indicate a fuel related issue?
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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 AT 7:07 PM

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