My 96 dodge ram 1500 hasn't been starting in the cold unless I hold my foot a on the gas and get my temperature gauge up then it finally idles but I don't know what the problem is.

Asked by Nov 23, 2015 at 09:20 AM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 96 dodge ram 1500 hasn't been starting  in the cold unless I hold my
foot a on the gas and get my temperature  gauge up then it finally idles
but I don't know what the problem is. It drives fine once I finally get the
temp gauge up. It started doing it as soon as we got snow. It won't idle
until I get the temp Gauge up but after it runs just fine. I think it's a sensor
but I don't know which one it would be. I'm not a car person.

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I hope you get an answer on this, my 1997 is doing about the same thing. I have to hold the gas to get it to start first thing in the morning. After mine gets started and runs for about 30 seconds it starts to idle better, but it really is annoying.

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