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Echo won't start during very cold weather (3F and -)
Thanks a lot for every tips I've found on this forum.
I have an issue with my 2002 Toyota Echo.
First, I'm not a mechanical guy, but I'm willing to try some troubleshooting.
I'm working at home and at almost every evening, I'm going to a coffee shop (less than 1 mile away) sip a coffee and reading newspaper. When it's very cold (below 3F, Canadian here), the second time (when I want to go back at home) I want to start the car, it won't. Sometimes, after the 100th cranks, the car is starting. I have to call the road assistance to boost the car. My battery pack (motormaster 300A) won't do the job.
Some information about the car :
- I successfully changed my spark plugs, the issue still there.
- I changed my oil in early January. Unfortunately, I don't know the weight.
- it always start the first time, never the second time.
- battery it's an 2016
My theories about the issue (I can be very wrong)
- Oil weight and viscosity are wrong for the weather, so it won't lubricate correctly the motor.
- My travel distance is too short for charging the battery for the next start
- My battery is dying (but it's only 3 years old?)
- starter is going to die (but it's working flawless during hotter temp).
- my battery pack is shit (300A, it is enough?)
So, what can I do? Let the car motor running longer? What are you thinking about that?
(Sorry, English isn't my primary language, so some sentences could be weird for you)
Thanks a lot!