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Unread 10-12-2009, 09:39 PM   #1
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Cold Weather Starting Issues

I just moved to an area where there are much colder temperatures than I am used to, and since the temperature around here has dropped to around 20 degrees fahrenheit, my jeep has been struggling to start. My battery, and starter are both good so I was wondering if anyone has had similar issues and might know of a fix to my problem?

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Unread 10-12-2009, 09:55 PM   #2
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What do you mean hard to start ? hard to crank, takes a lot of cranking to start ??
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Unread 10-12-2009, 10:17 PM   #3
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It is slow to start, crankes like it has an almost dead battery, but the battery has a full charge. So it turns over slower and more times than it usually takes.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 10:22 PM   #4
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Bat might be to small takes a stronger bat to start in cold weather. And I know this sounds stupid but change your oil .
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Unread 10-12-2009, 10:56 PM   #5
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I just put in a new Everstart Maxx today its 900amp with 770 cold cranking amps, which is about 200 more cca than what was reccomended by the manufacturer. For Oil I am running 10w30 fully synthetic mobile 1, its been a while since my last oil change, but my jeep has trouble even when it is warmed up so i do not think the viscosity of the oil is the issue.

keep throwing things out there and ill keep checkin!

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Unread 10-12-2009, 11:16 PM   #6
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Take it from someone who lives in the snow belt. We use 5w30 all year and have block heaters in our vehicles. With the block heater it cranks over like it's a summer day even when it's -30

Also check all your ground and battery connections and cables, one of them may be getting bad.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 11:35 PM   #7
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Ok check and clean all the grounds. If that dont help the only thing I can think of is the starter, maybe you can have the starting system checked to see how many amps the starter is drawing .
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