Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 08:09:52 -0700
From: Inky <>
Subject: Re: Dead Cold Start Injector

On Sun, 29 Dec 2002 01:35:41 +0000, Grunff <> wrote: >Inky wrote: >> When the weather turned cold, my car began flooding when I tried to >> start it. (Living in NM, it doesn't get too cold, though.) If it >> started on the first try, no problem. However, if it didn't, it would >> flood. >> >> It took some investigating but I traced the problem to the cold start >> injector (or perhaps the sensor that accuates it). For instance, there >> was a pretty good accumulation of gasoline in the intake. >> >> I simply unhooked the wire harness from the injector, thus disabling >> it. The car takes a few more seconds to start on a cold day than it >> did last winter but, other than that, no problems. Any reason not to >> do this? > >Only that the car will be harder to start in the cold, and run >lean for the first few minutes - but if you say you're happy >with the way it's starting/running, then it's not a probhlem to >leave it. > >It would be very easy to fix - figure out whether it's the >injector or the sensor, and replace the faulty part. All you >need is a multimeter. I have one. What's the process? -- Christian

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