2011 Malibu cold starting

Asked by Dec 17, 2015 at 12:44 PM about the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu LT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Why would car turnover but struggle to
start when cold? Have to pump pedal to
start. Once car warms up, car turns over
immediately.

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If you live where it is very cold this is not all that unusual. Check the owners manual and see if there is a winter weight oil you should be using. You may want to add a block heater to help the car start on cold mornings.

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