I have driven the truck since I posted the idea of removing the elbow and there was no change. I might get a new air temp sensor and test it out. Drive or run your car for about an hour or so, turn it off, and then restart it. Your water pump is driven by your timing belt so if either of those need replaced, always do both. Sometimes the wire can be damaged and the fuel pump will not run.
Starting fluid is meant for diesel engines, and nothing else. Coil Wire — A broken or shorted coil wire can keep your vehicle from starting. According to my manual, all should be good with the antitheft thingy. The one that doesnt is the dead cylinder. I think my battery just would not hold a charge.
My understanding is when the computer senses that the air temp and coolant temp are within 15 degrees it assumes a cold start. They are availablee at most auto parts retailers and are relatively inexpensive for a full set. The starter or starter solenoid may wear out over time due to heat or contaminants. The battery on my truck was showing green and everything. Just had this problem with my 2001 Grand Am. Drops to about 1,000 ohms in hot water. This causes the computer to assume cold start and flood the engine.
Same as above, would not start in hot weather once the engine was warmed up unless I disconnected the air temperature sensor which works because i tested its resistance. If you don't have a multimeter, there is an easier test you can perform. I have 180k on it and have only replaced the starter at 80k the cluth at 130k shocks once. I pulled the plugs back out and they were very wet again. If you have a battery tester that can measure cranking amps, test your battery to see if it's weak. The fit was better than I could have hoped for.
I always plug it back in after it starts. Took a few hours of research to pick this one. If it seems to want to turn over and run, pulse the starting fluid into the throttle bore enough to keep it running. Carry a bottle of water in the vehicle. Once the crank key has worn sufficiently, is failure to start.
I have not noticed this problem nearly as much in the evening when the sun is low or set. High resistance when cold lower resistance when hot. Note: Be sure that no part of your body is near the moving parts of the engine—it could still start at any time! I hope this helps a little. Somewhere around halfway to the floor is where the truck starts the fastest. You guys are gonna have to do better than this! I think I will take the truck to autozone or a mechanic where they can hook up the computer to it and see what trouble codes show up.
Check all grounds first, then check the ignition wires and headlight to multi function switches levers on steering column and see if there's a hot wire hitting a ground somewhere. A cold morning start causes more engine wear than 100 miles of hard hiway driving. The most likely problem is a dead or drained battery. It sounds as though fuel is eliminated, I doubt compression. Not all solutions are that simple, so let us look at some of the other problems you may have when your vehicle refuses to start. If everything seems to be dead, no lights,ac,radio,when you turn the key one click on , You might see if you have a fuseable link on the negative battery cable. Be safe and replace your worn out or broken lights with these Replacement Turn Signal Lights! There is an operational check but not a calibration check of the meter.
My thinking is to remove the elbow that pulls air in from the wheel well. If after my third trip to the dealership next week and nothing gets done, I will sell the truck. Checked all the vacuum hoses and all was good, next I pulled out the mass flow air sensor and right then and there I found the culprit. If exceptionally cold like -30+ , start and let run until warm before you go to bed or during lunch hour at work. More often than not it happens out of the blue. If you don't have a battery tester, you can still see if the battery is good by.
Replace it and clean the connections. You will need to drop the fuel tank to replace the pump. This will explain the increase in ride height. Continue spraying the starting fluid for about 15-20 seconds. First was the air temperature sensor which I tested again and again it works fine. The first thing that I did before I called my wife for a jump was to take the terminals off, they were clean as new looking but I know there can still be unseen corrosion, so I put them backs of and off and spun them both directions many time and then clamped them back won well, which they were to begin with. Make certain that you check the wire! If it's something else, you've just replaced a perfectly good fuel pump.
It made me think the regulator was stuck open or faulty allowing fuel to flow freely through the return line while trying to start. Have a friend turn the key and check the current. Did you check the fuses below the dash on driver side and the other fuse box is located under the hood close to the battery?. Just turn the wheel a bit to unlock it and allow the key to turn. Tester Thanks for the suggestions Cigroller and Tester! What good is the warranty if a person can't get anything done to correct the problem at a dealership? Pull a plug and hook the wire to it and crank it, does it spark? If there is no spark, check the coil, fuses, distributor, wiring, etc. Check for spark using a timing light.