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How to start car when below freezing?

Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by bpu699, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. bpu699

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    My sister and law has a nice volvo 850, 87 or so, 130,000 miles. Runs great. Except when its parked outside in freezing temps.

    Everytime this happens, we have to push it into the garage for a day, then it starts. Recently found that shooting some starting fluid into the intake will also immediately start it. This is solely temperature dependent... Motor easily flips over with starter, and can be cranked for minutes on end...

    Any input? I know must of you are in california...where it get really cold ;). Brrrrr, its 70!

    We changed fluids/plugs/gas filter/put HEET into the tank/did a fuel injector cleaner/replaced the battery. Made no difference...

    ? Is there moisture in the tank? Are the gas lines freezing? Is the fuel pump on the way out???

    Seems like lots of cars, new and old, don't want to start in really cold weather. What can you do? Any canadians with input here???

    Any thoughts appreciated!
     
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