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My honda wouldn't start cold.

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Old 08-30-2005, 07:26 PM
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Default My honda wouldn't start cold.

Hi guys, my Honda civic, 1998 has hard time starting cold. It works fine when warm, but in the mornings I have to crank up the ignition 100 times and even push the gas pedal to get it started. Is my problem TW sensor, fuel injection valve or could it be something else? When the check engine light comes on, it shows "multiple engine cylinder missfire". But I restarted it and my cold start up problem may have nothing to do with the engine light.
 
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Old 08-30-2005, 07:32 PM
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Well, check your wires, and plugs. Honestly I don't know what it could be. Also, your vehicle isn't carburated, so pushin down on the gas will not do anything.
 
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Old 08-30-2005, 07:37 PM
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Pushing the gas will prevent the engine from dying off right away after it's started. Otherwise there is no way to start it at all when cold.
 
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Old 08-30-2005, 08:39 PM
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right, but for some reason I thought you meant pushing down on gas before the car started.
 
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Old 08-30-2005, 08:57 PM
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check your sparkplugs
 
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Old 08-31-2005, 06:34 AM
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Default RE: My honda wouldn't start cold.

my friend had the same problem and his problem was with his alternator and weak spark plugs.
 
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Old 08-31-2005, 12:02 PM
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I have changed the sparkplugs many times before. I don't think it's them. I really have a strong feeling that it has something to do with the car not recognizing it being cold. Once it warms up, it performs perfectly! I can start it up right away when I leave it parked for an hour or so. I'm having the worst time in the mornings.
 
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Old 08-31-2005, 04:54 PM
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Ok, here are some updates.... I just went to the Autozone to test my alternator and what do ya know! The battery dies right then and there. It was hard to believe but suddenly I couldn't start my car. So I got a new battery. The alternator was fine after all. So now I'm hoping the car will start tomorrow morning. If battery was my problem, that will make my life much easier.
 
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glad to see you getting to the bottom of this prob.
 
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