Dec 09, 2013 8:29 AM

2001 Olds Aurora 3.5 liter won't start in extreme cold

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Hi I have a 2001 Olds Aurora that has a hard time starting when the temp gets below 10 degrees. I just replaced the battery because I would try to turn it over and the battery would start to die after a couple tries. I thought that perhaps the battery wasn't providing enough kick to start it quickly so I replaced it yesterday. A friend of mine said to replace the fuel filter. I think it has something to do with the mixture control during the intial start, similar to a choke on an older carburetor type vehicle. I had the throttle position sensor replaced during the summer of 2012. And at that time, there was a plug that was broke that plugged into the airfilter housing. So I replaced it and the following winter of that year it started the hard starting issues I am experiencing now. The only difference is that the weather was much milder then it is this winter. So it didn't do it as much as long the temp was in the 20 to 30 degree range. This weather is much colder and I would like to get this resolved soon before it gets in below 0 range! Thanks, Roger

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