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Old 12-18-2011, 11:36   #1 (permalink)
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92' Tempo not starting in cold

Hey Guys,

So since winter has set in, my 92' Tempo has not been starting. It turns over and I can smell fuel after a few tries but it wont start. When we get warm days it will start but realllllllllllly rough. The starter, battery, and alternator are new. I recently did an oil change, changed the fuel filter, and cleaned the throttle body last spring. I was thinking it may be the MAF sensor? Any ideas? I just dont want to spend $100 on a MAF sensor to find out that's not the problem. Thanks in advance!
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Re: 92' Tempo not starting in cold

Could check plugs and engine coolant temp sensor .Could also check / clean MAF sensor as you suggest . Air filter o.k ?
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Re: 92' Tempo not starting in cold

Are you getting spark at the plugs when you crank it?
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Old 12-20-2011, 19:00   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 92' Tempo not starting in cold

I changed the coolant temp sensor and it is still not starting correctly when it's cold. It will start but I have to crank it multiple times while holding the gas peddle to the floor before it finally spudders and starts really hard. Once it warms up it starts up fine and since it is starting I assume the plugs are fine (plus I changed them this last summer). I also changed the air filter this last summer so it doesnt have that many miles on it. Any other ideas? I cant take it somewhere to get it scanned because by the time I get there it will be warmed up and probably wont act up when I go to start it.
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Re: 92' Tempo not starting in cold

I was just wondering if it was getting spark in case the distributor was acting up cold. You can run a test yourself. try this. Fuel Injection Technical Library � How To Run a Self-Test
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