After snow or rain car turns to many times before engine starts

Asked by Guru6NFYY Mar 25, 2020 at 10:30 PM about the 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have has my car scoped nothing alerting.
Battery is fine. New fuel & air filter. Starter is
fine. Seems to mostly only have a problem
after it rains or snows or moved from outdoors
cool air to warm underground parking. Starter
turns fast but takes awhile before engine
starts.

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Might just need a tuneup and filter change. Use a good fuel system cleaner in your next tank of gas.

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Air filter & fuel filter changed already. Thinking possibly its the fault of fuel pressure regulator, or distributor coil & hopefully not mass air flow sensor or new spark plugs but rather find a way before change too many things as mechanics seem to not tell me much or just want to get as many charges as possible that I cant afford... Thanks for suggestion i will try a fuel system cleaner first but full tank now & concerned if it will just fail on me completely instantly

304,615

New spark plugs are not that expensive. How many miles on them? You can clean the MAF and throttle body. I don't know what engine you have but if your car has a coil pack and spark plug wires, moisture might be getting inside the boots. If so I would install new plug wires.

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Air filter & fuel filter changed already. Thinking possibly its the fault of fuel pressure regulator, or distributor coil & hopefully not mass air flow sensor or new spark plugs but rather find a way before change too many things as mechanics seem to not tell me much or just want to get as many charges as possible that I cant afford... Thanks for suggestion i will try a fuel system cleaner first but full tank now & concerned if it will just fail on me completely instantly

Regarding tuneup & new spark plugs. If engine light is not lit & scope does not indicate an issue with spark plugs, could they still be worn out & thus causing a car to turn too many times In damp weather before motor starts?

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