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Old 01-22-2011, 06:27 PM
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Hi I am having problems starting in cold weather when it has been sitting for a while. But if its plugged in it would start no problem . On a cold start I would have spray it with brake cleaner as I know this is not good for the engine. What I am looking for is if anybody has had this problem and could share their information as to what they did to correct it. I am guessing that my grid heater might be shot ????
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Hey there Ramman what kind of cold temperature are you talking about here. I have the same truck as you. I know where I'm to in Canada if it gets down to -25C (-13F) and under I have to plug it in, if not she is not to happy to be starting.

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I live in southwestern Ontario and it gets cold here too. LOL but my other question is if my injectors are bad would it be all the time I go to start the truck it would give me problems.
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When injectors first start to give problems, its generally a hard start cold, but normal start warm. Not saying this is your problem, just answering your question.
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starting the truck with break clean isnt to bad but..... if the grid heater kicks on when ur doing this it will cause problems

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have you checked for power at the grid heater when you first turn the key on?
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I have a 2005 dodge 3500 and it had a cold start problem and it was loose injector tubes
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