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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 45º 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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