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'88 need help here --- its a good one!

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Old 11-03-2006, 01:36 PM
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fuel injected or carb?

if it is carburated you need to check your choke to see if it is working.......
 
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Old 11-03-2006, 02:24 PM
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no it would not affect the starter but it would cause problems with the car running when it has warmed up (choke does not pull off)

as for the starter, check the starter relay and make sure it is good and if it is, test the starter..........
 
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Old 11-03-2006, 02:33 PM
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if it's a consistent problem when it's warm then drive the car down to a local auto parts store and they should be able to test the charging system and starter for you, could very well be the celenoid or starter relay causing the start issue... the choking sounds like a seperate problem.... unless your battery is weak and your alternator is under charging the system.... kind of a long shot though...
 
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Old 11-03-2006, 06:25 PM
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just to clarify but you're saying when the car has problems when it's cold are you talking about the outside temp or the vehicle temp? Just to be certain everything is proper I'd check the coolant
 
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Old 11-03-2006, 08:05 PM
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DX, LX, or LXi?
 
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Old 11-03-2006, 09:39 PM
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wasn't the LXi the fuel injected model? I guess I just assumed that only the DX and LX models were carb....
 

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