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07 Ciciv Coupe Cold Start


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I have a 07 civic coupe LX with almost 120K on the odo. Recently, I've started experiencing some hard starting issues in cold weather (below 25 F). If I turn the key to start the engine, it will crank really slowly (turns over maybe 2x) and the dies. If I wait a few seconds after that, it starts right up.

 

The battery is only a few months old and I also recently took the car on a 4 hour trip (one way) and had no issues with it starting after it sat in the motel parking lot for several days (temps were't very cold, but did get colder than 25 F).

 

After doing some research, this seems to be a fairly common problem with civics, and Hondas in general. I also was reading threads in http://honda-tech.com/forums/honda-civic-2006-2015-79/so-slow-starts-anyone-else-2221261/ and http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/mechanical-problems-technical-chat/130593-hard-starting-cold-weather.html and both kind of pointed to the same thing; an issue with fuel circulation due to cold weather.

 

 

I was thinking that maybe the starter was starting to go, and when it didn't want to start, it simply hit the spot, in the starter, where the brushes are starting to wear out.

 

I'm not so sure on that theory anymore, hence this post. :)

 

Any gurus out there have any other theories they'd like to share?

 

Thanks. :)

 

 

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