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    pickledbeets Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Dec 21, 2018, 05:16 PM
    I have a 95 Honda that has a problem starting when its cold.
    The starter engages, turns the motor and the motor tries to start. This happens 6-8 times then the motors starts and runs with no problem. This happens most when the engine is cold and ambient temp is 60 or below. I can then drive the car with no problem. There is never any check engine light and all of the equipment (heater, wipers etc.) runs with no problem. I don't want to wear out my starter on this problem.
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    Dec 22, 2018, 01:43 PM
    Replace the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Sensor, which affects fuel injector pulse width. The ECT Sensor is a temperature dependent resistor (thermistor), whose resistance decreases as the engine coolant temperature increases. It provides a richer mixture when cold, leaner mixture when hot. They become corroded, due to not changing the coolant frequently enough with a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and distilled water. The ECT Sensor has two wires going to it, while the Engine Temperature Sending Unit has only one wire. People often get these confused.

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