Hard cold starts


Asked by Feb 26, 2013 at 02:41 AM about the 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car is hard to cold start. It runs good and starts hot ok but seem to take forever to cold start

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You might just need a new battery more more cold cranking amps. Should do the trick for you. If you live in a very cold climate, the addition of an engine block heater might also make life easier for you. Check out this chart courtesy from padheaters.com

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