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Old 12-30-2010, 10:01 AM   #1
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hard start this morning

hello everyone! Rushing to work this morning in this dry Las Vegas cold wind, I get in the Jeep and try to start her up but she didn't want to I had to crank her over about 12 times until she started to run and then she was idling at about 500RPM for about a minute with the voltage reading at almost 15.

I try to gas her up but she stumbled. She got better as it got warmer but what would remedy these cold starts? It was about 45║ here this morning and the jackasses on TV say it's only going to get colder.

What could it be? The starter?

She's a 4.2 with the Howell EFI and HEI dizzy setup. No duraspark and about a 1 year old starter from idiotzone.

Thanks!

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If it's turning over normally...not slow - it shoudn't be starter or battery. 45 in Vegas is a pretty good temp change... possible it's moisture buildup from overnight in the injectors..... or plug wires. Could try a little drygas additive... for starters.

18 this morning in Central PA - 45 is like a day at the beach
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