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99 cavalier acts like out of gas when cold, eg. outside temperature under 40 degrees f
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

99 cavalier acts like out of gas when cold, eg. outside temperature under 40 degrees F

(1999 Chevrolet Cavalier)
We had our car into a shop 2 years ago, trying to get the abs light to go off, after spending just over 1900.00, had the cluster changed, and a lot of other parts, now the brake light also stays on, we can live with this. But, when the temperature falls below 40 degrees, the car won't start. Crank it a few times, go in the house for 10 to 15 minutes, come out and it will start. Summer is fine, early fall and late spring is fine, but winter, not so good. I have kept starting, it starts and dies, have to turn the key off, turn it back on, try again once I hear the fuel pump pressure up. The last mechanic we took this to put on a block heater thinking that would help, it didn't. Any suggestions?
How long have you had this problem? last two cold seasons
Tags: wont start or difficult, chevrolet, cavalier
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Popular Answer
on November 26, 2018
I don’t usually suggest parts replacement without testing first - however i will make an exception here :

Replace the engine *coolant temperature sensor*..
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on November 26, 2018

This sensor can fail in in a low ambient temperature condition and function properly when temperatures warm up..
on November 26, 2018

Can’t edit so I’ll just have to add - the temperature sensor is responsible for fuel delivery adjustments according to ambient temps - if it is sending an incorrect reading to the elm - a no start condition will certainly occur.
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on November 26, 2018
I don’t usually suggest parts replacement without testing first - however i will make an exception here :

Replace the engine *coolant temperature sensor*..
Sign in to reply
on November 26, 2018

This sensor can fail in in a low ambient temperature condition and function properly when temperatures warm up..
on November 26, 2018

Can’t edit so I’ll just have to add - the temperature sensor is responsible for fuel delivery adjustments according to ambient temps - if it is sending an incorrect reading to the elm - a no start condition will certainly occur.

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