Hey guys, after a good amount of searching the forums i wanted to share on how i solved the cold start issue on my 97 Eclipse GSX. I decided to make this thread for anyone having the same issue and wants the right answer on how to fix this issue.
Symptoms: Extremely Ruff Cold Start
My car would crank, crank, crank and Crank. After about 10 mintures of cranking and killing the battery she would slowly Start.
Conclusion: Replace the Coolant Temperature Sensor
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I have replaced both coolant temp sensors and my thermostat and I still have a rough cold start as you described, but mine is only like that in the summer, in the winter it runs perfectly. Any ideas on that?
That's fine and well, but you could have checked the temp sensor with an ohm meter rather than just guessing it was the problem.
Djinc - First thing to check is basic health of the engine. Fuel pressure, compression, boost leaks, sensor connections, etc. If you don't have a check engine light and the other stuff checks out then you can check other things. I however NEVER recomend throwing parts at a car.
First thing to check is basic health of the engine. Fuel pressure, compression, boost leaks, sensor connections, etc. If you don't have a check engine light and the other stuff checks out then you can check other things. I however NEVER recomend throwing parts at a car.
I will do a compression test on Saturday, my sensor connections are good and no MILs are on. Ill see if I can do a smoke test for leaks, I know I have oil leaks and the oil pressure is low but I can't afford to fix these at the moment.
Well I did the test twice because I forgot to push the gas first time so I am fairly sure I did it right and long enough. However I forgot to mention, when I did cyl 1 my girlfriend said little white chips flew out of cyl 2, I am sure this is a bad thing but what does it mean? Also how much compression should a stock 2g have?
Compression should be 140-160 or so in a really good engine, they will run with much lower than that but it gives you an idea of the overall condition. White chips could be anything, (especially to a girl) it might have been white carbon or just filth that was laying outside of your spark plug holes.
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