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Old 04-17-2010, 06:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently, on a cold start (when i start the car for the first time in the morning 60-70s F) it cranks, but struggles. It kinda makes a chugging/stuttering sound, then finally cranks over.

The rest of the day is fine, and no issues turning the car on again.

I did a search and saw a lot of suggestions ranging from starter, bad fuel, MAF needed cleaning, etc.

Was wondering if anyone had any other updates and/or suggestionse
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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once the car has started, RPM stay steady at about 800-900. They don't bounce around. It stays pretty consistent.

Whats weird is that during the snow here, and freezing temps, the car had no problems starting up in the morning.

Now that its a bit warmer, its stuttering a bit.

I hear it could be bad gas?

Tomorrow i'll see if it does it again. I was searching on here, and if you leave turn the key to the number 2-3 position, wait 5 seconds, then crank, it should work. This allows time for the car to put fuel in the engine or something.
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