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Old 02-01-2013, 09:26 AM   #1
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SVT won't start when it's really cold.

My car won't start when it falls below about 10 degrees. I love my SVT, but it's my winter car, so I kind of need it to start in the winter. Option One (move south) is out, so let's skip right to Option Two, wise guys. The last time it did this, I replaced the crank position sensor, and that did the trick. This time, the OBD is not throwing any codes. Luckily I have the euro package, and when you plug the car in it starts with a quarter of a crank! I've taken to carrying an extension cord around, looking for Tesla ports!


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Old 02-01-2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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Have you tried holding full throttle before you start cranking then after about 3 sec of cranking letting off unless it starts then let off right away

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Old 02-03-2013, 08:44 PM   #3
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I'll try that, next time it's cold enough! Thanks. Has that worked for others?
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:50 PM   #4
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If all else fails.. Turn the key one once but don't start it. Shut if off completely and turn the key again. Notice if the fans turn on. If they do it's the temp sensor. I know I sound like a broken record on here.. took me six months to figure mine out!
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Thanks. I'll try that.
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If all else fails.. Turn the key one once but don't start it. Shut if off completely and turn the key again. Notice if the fans turn on. If they do it's the temp sensor. I know I sound like a broken record on here.. took me six months to figure mine out!
Am I missing something ? Not sure what your saying ?

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