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HELP: 97 Mazda MPV Hard Cold Starts. [VIDEO]

Old 03-13-2012, 08:06 PM
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Default HELP: 97 Mazda MPV Hard Cold Starts. [VIDEO]

My van has been troublesome trying to start when cold lately. It's getting progressively worse. This only happens when I'm trying to start the engine when it's cold; like sitting overnight or has been sitting for a few hours.

I can't seem to find a definitive answer as to what's causing this cold start issue and it seems like A LOT of these MPV's have this problem.

Any help would be nice.

Cold-start Issue
1997 Mazda MPV 2wd Cold Start Issue - YouTube

Drives Perfectly...?
1997 Mazda MPV 2wd No Issues Once Driving - YouTube

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Old 03-17-2012, 12:54 PM
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Hi! Welcome to the forums!! If you could please put your cars info into your signature (year, model, engine, trans etc) it would help us all out

From watching the videos it could be a number of things, some that pop in my head are the coolant temperature sensor is faulty and telling the computer the engine is hot when it really is cold or MAP sensor might have a bad vac line/wire connector.
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