Re: [DML] Hard start issue?
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Re: [DML] Hard start issue?

THanks todd, i will try your suggestion, but my thermotime switch was replaced in 1999, could it be defaulty?  

Todd Nelson <tan5732@xxxxxxx> wrote:Hey, I just had this exact problem with my car a few weeks ago. It finally 
turned out to be a bad Thermo-Time Switch. This is the temperature switch 
that tells the cold start valve to fire when the coolant is 95 F or below. 
As a temporary workaround until I can get the new switch I manually ground 
the cold start valve by putting a jumper from the blue-black wire on the TTS 
connector to a good ground, like the intake. This will force the cold start 
valve to fire even if the coolant is not 95 F or below. If this works, by a 
new switch, all the vendors have them for around $30. It's located on the 
left side of the water pump housing.

Todd Nelson,
1561, Vermont

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "stefandmc" 
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 3:19 PM
Subject: [DML] Hard start issue?

> Ok, heres what happened,
> I drove the delorean to school today ( and dont worry i have a
> fairly small school where i dont have to worry about people
> vandelizing the car) and this is my 3rd day driving it. The first
> day when i go home the car starts up fine and takes me home. The
> second day it wont start, but about the tird try it finally turns
> over and starts. Now this is making me nervous.
> I talked myself into brining it to school today and see if it was
> just a fluke. Well it starts up fine every morning out of my garage.
> But after school i go to start it, it wont start. its trying to turn
> over but just wont. So after about the 6th try i give up, call my
> dad to pick me up. He tries it twice and it starts. But he had to
> pump the gas pedal and put it right to the floor to get it to start.
> So i have the car now in my garage. and im not taking it to school
> again for a while until i solve this problem. The weird thing is
> that it happend two days in a row. the second day the worst, and its
> as if, when it sits in the sun all day, it wont work, but i can
> start it after sitting a few days in my garage. Could the
> temperature outside have anything to do with this? I dont think it
> would but maybe im wrong.

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