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Old 01-18-2009, 12:18 AM   #2
LongDucDong
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I had the same problem here in IL, but no new clutch put in. lol After suffering through 2 days of wonderful "global warming" and its -40 degree windchills, my car just wouldnt start at all. It would crank, almost light, then not. After repeated attempts, the battery was just winding down (brand new battery, too) so I called it quits for the night. THe next day my brother came out and we tried to jump it and when cranking it, his Toyota almost died, too. His belts were squealin away, etc. lolol Today temps were back to normal so the first thing I did was go outside and hoped it started. It took 3 attempts but finally lit. I either deduced it was a frozen fuel line from those brutal temps, or I flooded it. When she fired up, she reeked of fuel, so I assume I just flooded it.

Bottom line? Try it when the temps warm up, you might have a frozen fuel line or maybe flooded it while trying to start it repeatedly.
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