[DML] Cold Start Problem
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[DML] Cold Start Problem



Hi,

John Hervey has been helping me troubleshoot a cold start issue I'm 
having (he's great...as I'm sure everyone on the list knows!).  
While I'm waiting for a call back from him, does anyone have tips 
for what I should check next?  Here's the problem/troubleshooting to 
date:

The car will not start cold.  The starter turns, but the engine 
doesn't fire.  I've tried jumping it to no avail.  Once the engine 
is warm, it starts immediately.  The battery is definitely good.  
I've replaced the cold start valve, the TTS switch and the warm up 
regulator.  The last time I got it to start cold, my mechanic jumped 
it with a heavy duty jump starter (not sure if that was just chance 
or a clear indicator of a voltage problem).    

No gas is coming out of the cold start valve when I try to start it, 
so I'm guessing it's a voltage issue...but I don't know where/how to 
test for this.  If I understand correctly, the voltage to the cold 
start valve is generated by the starter solenoid.  Maybe it's a bad 
starter?  What are the points I should be checking to measure 
voltage?

It's either voltage or pressurization I'm guessing.  I hear clicks 
(I think from the relays) when I turn the key, but I've been told I 
should hear something from the engine.  Can someone describe what 
should be happening?  I'm a total novice, so the more primitive the 
instructions, the better!

Thanks!
Glenn    








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