Starts a bit hard on colder days.Not battery.

Asked by Guru16TYC Sep 25, 2019 at 06:51 PM about the Chrysler Town & Country

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Own a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country.On colder days as i start it it sounds
like the motor is gasping(Can't think of another way to put it.Sounds like fuel
being resrticted).It always eventually starts.It runs fine once started.No
stalling or hesitation,etc.It also starts fine when its 60 degrees or so and
above.Starts easier (Less gasping sound the warmer out it is.)It's been doing
it for a year now.I tested the Air intake temperature sensor as that seemed to
be a probable cause from research online.Checked out fine.I thought i would
ask for help on this forum before taking it to mechanic.Afraid something will
fail soon espesially that cooler weathers coming.Thanks for any help.

2 Answers


there might be a thermo-time switch on your engine, sometimes these can get un-co- operative~ anyways check restrictions and the "butterfly" thermal choke, sounds like yours is inoperative, also the "stove kit" takes the air off the manifold~ automatic choke should work when it comes up to temp~

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