Car does not want to run when cold seems once it is hot it runs fine any ideas thanks

Asked by Jun 20, 2017 at 09:04 PM about the 2003 Ford Focus LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Does not want to run when cold once it gets at normal
temperature seems to run ok any ideas thanks

3 Answers

26,535

is it in good tune and is the fuel filter ok ????????????

10

check you spark plugs, wires, distributor cap and ignition rotor. best is to replace them if you have not done so already. if they were replaced, then is could be poor compression when cold. in that case, check compression on all cylinders to verify they are within spec.

285

Sound like it could be an intake plenum leak, as the engine warms up and expands it runs better. Any sound of vacuum leaks, exhaust leaks that your aware of?

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