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2004 Scion xB Question: Slow Start

 

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Visitor, Albion, NY, December 28, 2010, 09:10

In cold weahter my car takes an longer to turn over than it does in the summer months. it is about 4 seconds to the less than 1 second in the summer. Should i have the altenator or battery replaced, they are both original to the car?

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    mastertech6371 December 28, 2010, 09:17
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    get the battery checked first. the colder it is outside, the less power it has. in the real cold weather, you really need a good battery to spin the motor over at the right rpms to get it to fire off right away.
    battery test is very easy and is free in a lot of shops.

    Roy

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    backyard tech, December 28, 2010, 11:22
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    JUST BUY A NEW BATTERY.

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    PhillyDevil April 25, 2014, 10:12
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    Mine did the same, I checked the battery, got 100% charge. I don't think you should worry.

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