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    Default help..help..help.. Plymouth Breeze won't start in cold weather

    Help me out fellas!!(and ladies) My wifes 99 plymouth breeze doesnt want to start in the cold weather when it drops below zero, it did this last year and we replaced a lot of stuff over the summer and thought it would have cured it. So this morning it was below zero, about -30 with the wind, her car sits in the garage, and it started just fine with only a 1/4 tank of gas full, so she left for work filled it up and drove the 25 miles to work no problems, it sits where the wind cant get into it but it stayed pretty cold all day and after work it would not start. It turns but it wont catch so we tryed jumping it no luck, went and got some starter fluid and no luck it NEVER has this problem unless its really cold can anyone help. My local mechanic that I regularly use said that it could flood in the cold temps as the regulator could not function right possibly and flood it????? I need help fast, can anyone give me some insight???
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    maybe try placing a reddy heater pointed to the engine of the car to warm it up , but no too close so that it wont melt anything. just a thought
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    Give a list of what you have replaced already and we can go from there. There are a lot of parts that tend to be cold sensitive (especially that cold).
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    full tune up with new valve cover gasket-pcv valve-new timing belt-water pump-altornator-a/c compressor-thermostat and hoses. What baffles me is we NEVER have any problem with it in the summer and the mileage is great, fuel regulator???
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    Do you smell fuel(a lot) when it cranks, to backup the statement of Flooded? Sound to me like frozen fuel line freeze up. (Boron - you go or we pay the tow, remember this)? Caue even with starting fluid it needs fuel to catch and start. These cars hate the cold, they have had problems with freezing when it get sub zero temps, bet if you thaw it out it will start, even at 20 degrees.....Do you have BP stations, they have the fuel additive to help with freezing.....

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    we did all the fuel additives last year and kept it above 1/2 a tank and it still did it when it got really cold
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    don't they make a fuel system antifreeze for Gas???? of so I think it's time to invest. Don't suppose there's anywhere to plug in a "block heater" at her work huh? :o) prolly wouldn't help any way depending on where the regulator is , but it could just be cheaper gas Might possibly have a hint of condensation or water in the lines that's freezing everything up, if i remember they make something that keeps the gas from freezing and dries out the water in the tank too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daddytech View Post
    don't they make a fuel system antifreeze for Gas???? of so I think it's time to invest. Don't suppose there's anywhere to plug in a "block heater" at her work huh? :o) prolly wouldn't help any way depending on where the regulator is , but it could just be cheaper gas Might possibly have a hint of condensation or water in the lines that's freezing everything up, if i remember they make something that keeps the gas from freezing and dries out the water in the tank too.
    Yep, there is a product on the shelf, don't remember the name, but has Alcohol and some other additives for extreme winter months, use it every third tankfull if I remember correctly. Had the stuff in Ohio's auto stores. Napa, I think was the better supplier....It is freezing up.....

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    well t give evveryone an update its the regulator the car was flooding itself with the extreme cold it got the regulator to just dump in fuel
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    Glad you got it figured out!
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