Asked by: Sundas Naudorf
asked in category: General Last Updated: 29th April, 2020

What does a cold start sensor do?

The cold start injector, also referred to as the cold start valve, is an engine management component found on many road going vehicles. It's purpose is to supply the engine with additional fuel to enrich the fuel mixture in cold temperatures where air density is increased and additional fuel is required.

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Accordingly, how does a cold start injector work?

The cold start injector is a fuel injector that is electronically controlled and is added to the cold air intake, which is located on the intake manifold. If engine temperature reaches below a certain point, the computer lets the injector know to add more fuel into the air mixture.

Additionally, what does a cold start mean? A cold start is an attempt to start a vehicle's engine when it is cold, relative to its normal operating temperature, often due to normal cold weather.

Also question is, is cold start bad for your car?

Cold starts cannot be avoided when the engine is cold and you need the car. However a cold start causes more wear than a warm start, and you cannot rev the engine too high unless the oil is warm enough. This will most certainly ruin your car over time.

How do I know if my cold injector is bad?

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Cold Start Injector

  1. Hard Starting. One of the first symptoms typically associated with a bad cold start injector is a problem starting the vehicle.
  2. Decrease in MPG. A decrease in fuel efficiency is another symptom of a bad or failing or failing cold start injector.
  3. Engine performance issues.

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