9th July 2006 04:45 PM
Hard start cold, bad idle
i have a 1988 pulsar with the ca18de , when starting when cold, vehicle cranks a long time, i smell gas badly, keep cranking another minute or so, and it will start, and sound like its running on 2 cyls, clears up right away, then after a few mins of driving and stop , idles at 1500, idle will go down if driving awhile, then starts fine when engine warm, but when cold, its cranks forever.. any help would be much appreicated.
9th July 2006 06:55 PM
While turning the engine over are you pumping the gas pedal? Try that it should make it easier to get going.
But it could just be a bad water temp sensor.
16th July 2006 04:23 PM
temp sensor eh
Picked up a temp sensor today, going to put it in tommorow.. these pulsars(exa;s) i seem to be wrenchin on them instead of drivin them, but i guess thats half the fun. thanks for the response..
16th July 2006 05:34 PM
Misses his Red beauty
17th July 2006 04:53 AM
ya in penticton bc, put the temp sensor in, cleared right up, amazing that the temp sensor controls more than just the gauge and the fans.. car runs really smooth now.. yippie, just have to fix that damn headlight so it doesn't look like its winking at everyone. lol
20th July 2006 09:51 AM
well its doing it again, , this damn thing, pissin me off, anyone think it may be a leaky injector not closing properly, or a bad injector o-ring? anyhelp would be apreciated.
20th July 2006 02:11 PM
22nd July 2006 04:02 PM
removed and installed again, checked connections and checked for loose or un-connected connectors, i am starting to here a tick at idle (1200) where it idles at, someone told me might be and injector.. I am tempted to go back to a honda.... lol.
22nd July 2006 05:29 PM
25th July 2006 03:01 PM
try a air temp sensor. i thought it was my air flow meter. replaced it and was still there. crashed car sold motor to mate and he replaced the air temp sensor and it runs perfect now. jus my 2cents
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25th July 2006 03:21 PM
CA's dont have an Air Temp Sensor!