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Hard start, no CEL, idles fine...I'm stumped.


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#1 coloradosubarules

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 09:22 PM

It seems like everytime I let my car sit for a few hours it has a hard time starting. It used to fire on the first crank but now it takes about 3 or more trys to get it to go. When the car is finally running it idles fine and seems to run ok. What gives?

For a while when I would start the car the idle would drop down to the point where I thought it would stall but it would come back up and idle fine. Josh said I should spray brake cleaner into some hose but I never got the chance.

Any suggestions would be great. It scares me to think that the Roo might leave me stranded somewhere.

#2 NoahDL88

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 09:44 PM

i'm thinking try the hose trick, find the one that goes to the idle air control valve, spray some break cleaner, let'er sit for a bit, 10 minutes, and then, once you've reattached the hose, start her up.

#3 coloradosubarules

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 09:46 PM

Where might I find this hose? What does it look like? General area of hose?

THanks guys.

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 04:21 AM

Where might I find this hose? What does it look like? General area of hose?

THanks guys.


If your 90 2.2L is anything like my 96 2.2L, this hose is connected to the left (looking into the engine compartement from the front) of the throttle body just under the hose that goes to the PCV valve. It is also a little bigger in diameter than the PCV valve hose. At the other end it is connected to the big air duct coming from the air filter housing.
Hope that helps you.




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