Why would a 1997 Ford Expedition be hard to start in cold weather?

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They seem to freeze a little in cold weather.

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Ford truck wont start in cold weather?

Check the Initial Air Controller (IAC). It's a little cylinder shape device attached to the throttle body. It's kinda like an automatic choke. I took mine off, cleaned it, and put it back on. Starts just fine now. Make sure not to use something that will deteriorate the rubber parts inside. I use...

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Why does a 1993 shift hard in cold weather?

If this is a standard shift transmission, some one may have put the incorrect trans fluid in to it. Drain and refill with correct fluid, check your drivers manual for correct trans fluid.

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What would make a car not start in cold weather?

Start Your Car the Right Way First, turn off the headlights and blower for the heater.Next, turn the key to the on position and wait until the dash lights quit flashing. This allows the fuel pump to pump additional fuel in for the cold start.Finally, turn the ignition key and crank the engine...

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Why does my car hesitate to start in cold weather?

Cold weather makes the engine hard to start for two main reasons.First, oil thickens when it's cold, which increases friction and makes it harder for the staner motor to spin the engine.Cold also slows the chemical reaction in the car's battery, reducing its power output.

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How to start Alero in cold weather?

IF YOUR BATTERY DIES I found the answer to this under Alero 2002 security system will not let you start the car with out leaving key on for 10 minutes then you turn the key off then it will start?and this worked for me too. My battery went dead and after a boost and several other things the car ...

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Will a Prius start in cold weather?

Still, it should be noted that if you're the type to go out when it's really cold, the Prius owner's manual states, “When the hybrid battery (traction battery) is extremely cold (below approximately minus 22 degrees Farenheit [minus 30 degrees Celsius]) under the influence of the outside temperat...

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What can be done for cold weather starting problems?

you can install a block heater there not very expensive about 30 dollars and there is a cap you undo and it srews in then you just plug it into a standard plug

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Would a car overheat in extreme cold weather?

IT JUST DID SABLE WAGON -6 DEGREESno it wouldn't

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Why wont your 92 Ford Aerostar start in rainy weather?

It is possible that the 1992 Aerostar has a faulty distributor cap. It is likely that moisture is getting into the housing of the distribution and preventing it from starting.

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Why do tires deflate in cold weather?

In the colder months when the temperature gets very low, the cold weather can cause tires to underinflate.There is a relationship between temperature and pressure where lower temperatures also lower air pressure.The first cold day of fall or winter can cause your tires to deflate more than normal.

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What is Ford cold weather package?

The SE Cold Weather Package on the Ford Escape adds a 110-volt power outlet, all-weather floor mats, dual-power heated exterior mirrors with an integrated blind spot mirror, heated front seats, a windshield wiper de-icer, and a supplemental PTC heater.

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Why would Windshield washers work in warm weather but not in cold?

Possibly freezing. Make sure you are using Windshield Washer Fluid and not water.

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Why does rear heat only blow cold in 1999 Ford Expedition not work?

90% of the time it is the temp mode door actuator located in the driverside rear of the truck

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Why is it hard for a car to start when the engine is cold?

It is not so much hard for a car to start when the engine is cold as it is easier for a car to start when the engine is warm.Cars that are hard to start in the cold are usually not new cars any more and because of wear and tear there is more likely to be something that doesnt work as well. when f...

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What cause a suburban to shudder or idle rough at start up in very cold weather?

It may be in need of a good tune up.

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Will a bad starter cause your car to not start in cold weather?

Yes. I have a difficult time starting my car in cold weather. I took the car to the mechanic and he said that frost can cover the bad spots on the starter and this makes it hard to fire. While you attempt starting the vehicle multiple times a good spot is finally found on the starter and this is ...

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What would be the best oil to run in cold weather 96 Chevy silverado with 208788 miles on it.?

For cold weather a lower viscosity oil like a 5w-30 is recommended. All oils are tested to certain specifications so any name brand oil is fine. The key is to make sure the oil is changed every 3000 to 5000 miles.

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Why does a car overheat in cold weather?

The engine produces heat no matter the weather. The cooling system must have a problem such as a bad thermostat, bad fan clutch, plugged radiator, missing radiator shroud or low on coolant because of a leak somewhere.

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Why wont your 1997 Ford Escort start?

There could be several reasons why a 1997 Ford Escort will not start. A few reasons could be the starter, the battery, spark plugs and wires, or even a blown engine.

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Why would it smell like gas in a 2000 ford expedition Eddie Bauer?

Possibly a leak in the fuel system somewhere.

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How do you start a car that won't start in cold weather?

Start Your Car the Right Way First, turn off the headlights and blower for the heater.Next, turn the key to the on position and wait until the dash lights quit flashing. This allows the fuel pump to pump additional fuel in for the cold start.Finally, turn the ignition key and crank the engine...

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Why would a 97 Wrangler be hard to start when hot and run extremely rough when under heavy throttle?

First change the fuel filter. Check the cat convertor.Is the temp gauge showing the engine running hot? Could be a water pump prob if so.second the first answer probably a clog in your exhaust,if not my camaro did something similar it was mass airflow sensor,but if that was the case it would regi...

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Why would a carburetorated bike not start cold?

check the choke maybe it's not working.

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Why is my kawasaki bayou 300 hard to start when it's cold?

most Kawasaki engines need to be warm. instead of trying to turn on the engine again and again and again, when turning on the engine hold it on III for a little while, then it will get used to the cold and u can turn it on normally. the only bad thing about that is that when its warm u have to do...

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Why would a car be hard on petrol?

there are many reasons why an engine could be hard on fuel, but the main reasons that are driver related are hard acceleration, incorrect gear, and braking. (the last one doesn't use any fuel, but it removes the energy built up, which has to be regained to get back up to speed)

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In cold weather why does your 1997 corolla dx take a while for the transmission to shift up even after car has been warmed up?

Remove the two screws that hold the MAF on the intake near the air filter, go to an auto parts store or electronic supply place and get a can of spray electronic cleaner, spray the inside of the air flow sensor, you need to get it into the small opening where the platinum sensor wires are, they g...

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Why would a Heater not work in a 1997 Ford F 150 4.6 liter?

If it worked recently duct malfunction in dash if not check to see if water hoses going into firewall. Should get warm as car doesNeed the symptoms it has.

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What size are the front speakers in a 1997 Ford Expedition?

Front and Rear are 5x7

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What size oxygen sensor socket wrench for 1997 ford expedition?

If you are replacing the old sensors, you can cut off the wires at the sensor and slip a 7/8" box wrench over the sensor for removal. Use the open end 7/8" wrench to install the new one. Tighten the new sensor as you would a spark plug.

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What causes a diesel to be hard to start?

Air in the fuel can also be a cause of hard starting or a no start condition.Air can make the engine die after it starts, and make restarting difficult.The injection pump itself is usually not the source of the air leak, so check the fuel lines and pump.A worn or clogged pump can also make an eng...

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Problem starting diesel engine in cold weather then puff of white smoke once started?

faulty glow plugs,need replaceing then shouldbe fine.

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Why would fumes come through your vents in a 1997 Ford Taurus?

High pressure coolant is blowing out through a small hole in your heater core, it will need to be repaired or replaced.If it is warm out it might be AC refrigerant leaking.

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What would cause the windows on a 2003 Windstar to fog up in cold weather with the heat on?

Any type of moisture including your breath.

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What could cause your truck to overheat in cold weather?

First check the truck for coolant leaks, make sure the coolant level is o.k. If it is there could be a blockage in the radiator or hoses if you have no idea what you are doing take it to an automotive repair facility an overheat could cause severe engine damage

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Why when I fill my car with fuel would it be hard to start and As the tank runs down the car is easier to start?

I think you might have a slight case of vapor lock check to see if the vent hole in your gas cap is plugged............ as it get lower it gets air through the return lines and vac hoses to charcoal can and such......... I think.......But i would check cap first.

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What could cause a car to sound like something is frozen under the hood when starting it in cold weather?

change your oil,and get a filter that retains oil for start ups like purolator pure one .make sure your oil is the correct weight.

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What happens to diesel fuel in cold weather?

Diesel fuel gels in cold temperatures because it contains paraffin wax, which normally improves fuel viscosity and lubrication.Diesel fuel gelling has the potential to occur when temperatures drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, although the exact temperature it happens at will vary from fuel batch ...

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Is it dangerous to drive in very cold weather?

When the temperature outside falls below freezing point, cars are put under a lot of strain.However, it is possible to mitigate the harmful effects of cold weather on your car.In addition to the driver, cold freezes the vehicle, but it is fortunately possible to prepare for any problems.

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Why is my car hard to steer when its cold?

The fluid is not being pumped properly to the steering rack when it is "cold".Once it "warms up" it seems to get to the steering rack easier and makes everything work properly.This causes the belt to slip on the pulleys creating a chirping/squealing noise and decreased assistance in turning the s...

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Why would it be hard for you to get the car gears from park to reverse?

sounds like your linkage is dry it needs lubedif you park on an incline the weight of the car loads up the parking pawl in the tranny and holds it fast suggest using your hand brake before putting tranny in park

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What would cause the overdrive button to flash on a 1999 ford expedition?

when overdrive button is flashing, it is an indicater that there is a problem with your transmission. it may be a simple problem or it could be a major problem. take it to a transmission shop before you need to be towed into shop

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What would cause a whistle sound in front tire and smoke from Ford Expedition?

Could be a wheel bearing assembly bearing gone bad.Could be a sticky brake caliper with brake pads worn down to the "squealers".

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What would cause the brake pedal to be hard and not have any brakes on a 1983 Ford Trucks?

The most common is that you either have a vacumm leak or the brake power booster is failing internally. The way to check is: Run the truck and check for hissing noises under the dash (brake pedal area) and under the hood. If no leaks are heard then shut it off & don't touch the brake pedal. B...

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What does white smoke coming from engine mean the car was just started in cold weather could it just be from the cold?

Yes, and it probably is. When it is cold you will always see a small amount of white smoke from the exhaust as the hot exhaust meets the cold air. That is normal and nothing to worry about. However, white smoke from the exhaust can also be a symptom of a blown head gasket. If the smoke smells swe...

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Diagram of firing order for a 1997 ford expedition 5.4 liter?

For a 1997 Ford Expedition , 5.4 liter :The firing order is ( 1 - 3 - 7 - 2 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 8 )The engine cylinder locations are numbered :firewall4 - 83 - 72 - 61 - 5front of vehicleIt has the Coil On Plug ( C.O.P. ) ignition system with ( 8 ) individual coils

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Why is Diesel engine hard to start?

Diesel engines have a much higher compression ratio than a petrol engine, meaning that they compress a larger volume of air into, for arguments sake, the same space as a comparitive petrol. This requires more torque to turn the engine over but results in a bigger bang. Which is why they are hard ...

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What would cause a 1999 Ford Expedition to stall during aceleration?

any trouble codes? mil on? blinking o/d light?without codes is hard to tell,it might be a leak in the hoses, kind of bad iac valve and things like that

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Do cars go faster in cold weather?

An engine has more power when it's cold, yes.The engine is using more fuel to make that extra power.When the air is cold, it's denser and therefore it contains more oxygen per unit area.The FI computer in your car senses the extra oxygen and it injects more fuel in order to keep the mixture ratio...

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Can shocks freeze in cold weather?

It can thicken some in real cold but that will just make the shock “stiff” until it warms up.It seems unlikely that water would get inside a shock and freeze, but anything is possible.It's also possible for a shock to freeze up totally unrelated to the weather.

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Are hybrid cars good in cold weather?

Hybrids are affected even more, with mileage drops of 34 percent.But all-electric cars (EVs) suffer the most.EVs consume more energy in hot or cold weather because heating or cooling the interior drains energy from the battery, which is already less efficient when it's cold.

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Why does my car struggles to start in the cold?

Cold weather makes the engine hard to start for two main reasons.First, oil thickens when it's cold, which increases friction and makes it harder for the staner motor to spin the engine.Cold also slows the chemical reaction in the car's battery, reducing its power output.

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How many quarts of engine oil are in a 4.6 liter v8 motor for a 1997 ford expedition?

A 1997 Ford Expedition 4.6L V8 has an oil capacity of six quarts.

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How reliable is the low oil pressure light on a 1997 ford expedition?

oil;lights are nicknamed idiot lights they only come on after the damager is done an idiot doesnot check oil reularly therefore the lights are not reliable at all

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Does gas freeze in cold weather?

Well, gasoline freezes at -100ºF or below, depending on what exactly its mixture of liquid components is (octane freezes earlier than that).But just because gasoline won't freeze in your car doesn't mean a low gas tank won't be harmed by cold temperatures.

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What do you do when your car won't start in cold weather?

Start Your Car the Right Way First, turn off the headlights and blower for the heater.Next, turn the key to the on position and wait until the dash lights quit flashing. This allows the fuel pump to pump additional fuel in for the cold start.Finally, turn the ignition key and crank the engine...

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Can tornadoes form in cold weather?

There is no particular temperature at which tornadoes form.Even if it is cold near the surface, as long as it is colder higher up, the winds are right to set up low-level wind shear, along with other necessary ingredients, a tornado is possible.

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What is causing the air bag readiness light to start flashing then stay on in a Ford Expedition?

There is a fault some where in the system. Auto Zone will check your codes for FREE. I just don't know if it will pick up the Air bag codes. But since it's FREE you dont have anything to loose but time. Also check this out. Air Bag Codes Here are the codes for Air Bag faults. When first started t...

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How hard would it be to drop a 454 chevy big block be in a 1988 Nissan z31?

Pretty hard...the biggest possible stock engines in these cars are the 3.0L V6 and even with that the engine bay space is pretty limited. In contrast, a 454 is a V8 (so one cylinder pair longer) and in liters it's equivilant to around 7.4. That means that you're not only adding 2 more cylinders b...

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What is the pressure on a 1997 ford expedition air conditioner low pressure side?

40-45psi on low i would use highside put it on 250

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Can a 2006 Ford F-150 5.4l engine be put in a 2005 ford expedition with 5.4?

Yes. They're interchangeable. If the F150 has a manual transmission, the ECM will need to be reflashed for the automatic transmission on the Expedition.

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What would cause my 99 firebird to stall and be hard to start after engine is warmed up?

You may want to check your ignition module. When these go bad, they usually act up when they're hot. It should be on your distributor and if you take it in to advance they should be able to check it for free!Better yet, some cars have an idle air control valve that gets stuck because of carbon bu...

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Why wont Van start in cold?

Assuming it's diesel check the glow plug/s is/are getting a voltage for a number of seconds when the ignition is first turned on. If they are then switch the ignition off, unscrew and lift the thick wire off all of them. Get a meter on the ohms range and put one probe to plug screw thread and the...

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Why do diesels not start in cold?

When it's cold, the fuel that's injected into the engine condenses on the cylinder walls, making it difficult to ignite.Diesel engines also lack a spark plug, which a gasoline engines use for ignition, and instead rely on compression and air intake to create combustion.

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Why do car windows get foggy in cold weather when you are not in it?

because the seats and carpet and such store and release heat.

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1999 Ford Expedition Changed instrument cluster and truck wont start?

keys have to be reprogram to the cluster

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Would condensation in headligts make it hard to start the car?

Not aware of any connection between the 2

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96 baazer is hard to start when it is cold you can prime it and it starts easy what could be the problem?

check fuel pressure. change fuel filter first.

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1997 ford ranger 4.0 5 speed Grinds into reverse hard to get into firstonce in motion shifts 0k?

The synchronizing gears don't seem to be meshing right in the transmission. If the transmission is full of fluid then it will need to be taken apart to find the problem.

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Will the engine be ruined if there is no antifreeze in cold weather?

Yes. The danger is, that when water freezes it expands, when it turns to ice. The coolant galleries inside the engine block may suffer cracking, if there is no where for the ice to expand to. You may be lucky and the core plugs will blow out instead. (Still a lot of work to put right).Antifreeze ...

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Can cold weather kill a motorcycle battery?

Yes. Cold weather can deplete the charge in any motorcycle, marine, or automotive battery.

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Why will your truck start in dry weather but not when it is moist weather?

it won't because there is too much moisture making your engine become clogged. Also in the winter it may start to freeze. Why would you wish to know this fact?I have a truck that did the same thing, would not start if it rained or any moisture, but if it was dry it would start everytime. I change...

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Why did My 2006 Honda Accord engine light come after repeatedly trying to start it it with my self starter in very cold weather?

Have the vehicle scanned for codes. The codes will help determine the why.

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Why does a gear shift on a 1998 ford expedition get stuck in drive?

If you are no longer able to shift, then it's possible the linkage is broken. If this is a periodic problem, you may need to adjust the linkage or shift cable so that everything is prooerly lined up

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Is it really necessary to warm up a car before driving it in cold weather?

Letting the engine run a few minutes would be a kind thing to do for the engine and it would give the defroster the chance to clear the windshield in cold weather below 32 degrees F. //////not necessary just drive gently till warm up to allow all components of drive train to get properly lubricat...

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2000 Expedition XLT - What would cause engine to turn off right after it has been started?

Dead battery, seized engine, lack of air or gas,

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Why does your 2000 deville stutter and stall when in cold weather?

It sounds like a bad Idle air control senor , is more common in older cars and it can also be a frozen fuel line when its extremely cold the line can freeze up and start stuttering and stall and then might die so i suggest to get it towed or put in garage to heat up and your problem will be solve...

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1985 Mercedes 190e hard starting when cold when hot starts fine?

The 1985 Mercedes 190e could have a stuck choke. Check the choke mechanisms to start with, to see if that's the problem.

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1999 ford expedition heater blows cold used to be able to get it to work by turning the fan switch back and forth several times not any more blow cold air?

The selector switch needs to be fixed or replaced.

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Why would check engine light be on for a 1997 grand marquis?

make sure the gas cap is on all the way screw it on all the way and drive the car for awhile and maybe the light will go off

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When i try to start my Car it has hard time starting under cold start conditions.once it starts it runs like a top.whats the problem?

Depends on the car, probably has a fuel or air delivery problem. Start by cleaning the throttle and IAC motor

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1997 deville wont start in cold is is the coil pack?

most likely the battery or battery cable where the positive and negative termials connect to the battery. cold would have no effect on the coil pack.

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What would make a car hard to start just after you get gas?

fuel filter or fuel relay

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Does cold weather cause tire sensors to come on?

It can affect inflation sensors, yes. Cold weather causes objects (including air) to contract, and that can cause a reduction in tire pressure.Cold weather can decrease the tire pressure causing the tire pressure sensors to trip the low pressure light. Adjust tire pressure in all tires as soon as...

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Why does my steering wheel get hard when its cold?

The fluid is not being pumped properly to the steering rack when it is "cold".Once it "warms up" it seems to get to the steering rack easier and makes everything work properly.This causes the belt to slip on the pulleys creating a chirping/squealing noise and decreased assistance in turning the s...

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Why does transmission shift hard when it's cold?

When the temperature drops, transmission fluids with poor cold-flow properties can thicken and cause elongated and hard shifts until the fluid has warmed up enough to flow properly.But using high-quality synthetic transmission fluid can help improve shift quality and maximize transmission life.

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Why my 2000 gmc sierra VORTEC hard to start?

Your 2000 GMC Sierra Vortec might be hard to start because the battery or the starter are worn or dead. The GMC Sierra might also be hard to start because of a clogged fuel filter.

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Why is it when i push my clutch in on your 1997 sportage it is hard to put in gear?

It could be that your clutch is not longer working. You should take your car to a car mechanic, so that you can get it fixed.

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Does synthetic oil get thicker in cold weather?

Cold Temperature Performance - The Synthetic Advantage Most conventional oils are paraffin-based and, therefore, tend to thicken up considerably as the wax molecules crystallize in cold temperatures.

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Is White Lithium Grease good in cold weather?

At What Low Temperature Does White Lithium Grease Become Ineffective.He said for that grease the low temperature that it would still be effective is 0 degrees F.For colder temperatures the best option is the biobased white lithium grease # L10308 good for 40 degrees F below zero.

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Do hybrid cars work well in cold weather?

Do hybrid cars perform well in cold weather? Right now, the most common type of extra fuel-efficient vehicles on the road are gas-electric hybrids.Hybrid cars use electric motors to supplement gasoline engines in order to achieve maximum fuel efficiency.But that's not the only way hybrids help y...

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What does cold weather do to your body?

In extreme cold, your body pushes more blood into the core to keep your heart and lungs warm in order to prevent hypothermia, which is when your body's temperature decreases, not just your skin.But the lack of circulation and blood in your extremities is what causes them to freeze—quite literally.

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Why is a1983 shadow hard to start then run great?

make sure the choke is working

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Where Are the grease fittings on a 1997 expedition?

Ford Expedition Only Has Two Grease Fittings. Front Suspension Grease Fitting Locations ( Upper Ball Joints And Lower Ball Joints Grease Fittings.) On Driver and Passenger Side.How To Apply Grease:Wipe The balljoint grease fitting clean and push the nozzle firmly over it. Squeeze the trigger on t...

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How long should you run your car in cold weather?

The practice of warming up your vehicle in these cold weather conditions varies from person to person.To some, 20 minutes seems excessive.To others, five minutes isn't enough.But, according to experts, for a newer model vehicle with the proper winter oil, 30 seconds may be all you need.

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Should I run my heat pump in cold weather?

Will a Heat Pump Work in Cold Weather? The short answer is yes, a heat pump* will work in cold weather.But heat pumps only work efficiently if they have a backup heat source, like a gas furnace or electrical resistance coils.

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How do you treat diesel in cold weather?

Adding a winter diesel fuel additive is one of the easiest and most popular ways to prevent diesel fuel gelling.These additives can prevent the paraffin wax from gelling together and solidifying.

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Can you leave CD's in car during cold weather?

Yes but only if you leave the window down..you don't want the poor things to suffocate

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How do you fill tires in cold weather?

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Do cars use more fuel in cold weather?

Hybrids can lose between 31 to 34 percent of their gas mileage during cold weather conditions.There are several reasons why a vehicle's fuel economy falls during the cold weather.Cold air is denser than warm air and puts more of an aerodynamic drag on the vehicle, especially when travelling at hi...

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