2004 honda accord 4cyl EX does not want to start in temps lower than 30 degrees

RGD
0

Asked by RGD Mar 18, 2012 at 05:03 PM about the 2004 Honda Accord EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car is sluggish to turn over and start at temps between 20-30 degrees, very slow to start at temps between 0-20 degrees, will not start most of time if temps are below 0 degrees.  Radiator is set for coldest temps, battery is good, I put heet in the fuel during cold months.  Not able to garage and the car is parked over two miles away from house where it could be plugged in with a block heater.(I snowmobile in and out of my house.)  Is this just something I have to accept about this car or is there a fix for it.  Thanks alot for your time.

1 Answer

Paul Matthews
2,095

Check your battery output and if not a sealed unit check the level of the electrolite. Also at those temps your engine oil is another significant factor check that the oil has a low 'winter grade' Your vehicle should be able to cope with cold temperatures of around 0 degrees centigrade without any trouble. If the battery is good, then remove and lubricate the starter motor as this may be sluggish due to debris / dust build up. Finally check the coolant temperature sensor is working correctly as if it is registering the temperature of the coolant incorectly it will effect the 'cold start' fuel mixture.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Honda Accord Questions

Honda Accord Experts

#1 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,100
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 930
#3 Jonathan Ford
Jonathan Ford
Reputation 920
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mazda MAZDA6"
201 Great Deals out of 16,393 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota Camry"
909 Great Deals out of 78,478 listings starting at $1,500
Used Subaru Legacy"
173 Great Deals out of 9,046 listings starting at $1,494

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Honda Accord EX For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 217 listings starting at $19,878
2013 Honda Accord EX For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 205 listings starting at $16,990
2012 Honda Accord EX For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 660 listings starting at $11,900
2011 Honda Accord EX For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 230 listings starting at $10,491