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Hey guys are any of you noticing the car being sluggish or hesitating in the cold when she starts? My car will start and after I get moving it feels pretty crappy. It is really hard to describe the issue but it is happening more frequently. It is like the engine is missing or cannot maintain a low cruse without shaking.
 

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is it OK once it gets warmed up?

mine definitely feels a little more "crisp" in the cold air. I usually go easy on it until it's warmed up but I haven't noticed any sluggishness. Bad gas maybe? The winter blend of gas also started a few weeks ago in the cold areas, maybe that has something to do with it.
 

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It takes about 30 min after already sitting for 5 min before I go anywhere. I know that the cold air is better for performance but i think I am having an issue because thats not the only thing wrong. Made an appointment for service. She goes in on Monday so I will let you know.
 

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bad gas?

run your tank down LOW, re-fill with good quality premium fuel, and do a fuse pull/battery disconnect to reset the ECM. might surprise you!
 

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Yeah Jewel I only fill with 93 octane and the car has been doing this for 3 tanks and even with the fuse pull. I have tried a lot of stuff so thats why I am taking it to the shop. Thanks for all the input guys! Thats why I am on this forum its the most helpful :5go:
 

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Yes, I'd say something is wrong. Might be a vacuum leak or something like that or maybe your thermostat is stuck open not allowing the motor to warm up. Hopefully they'll figure it out.
 

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Yeah Powerfreak that's kinda what I was thinking. I'm leaning toward vacuum leak due to some idle issues too. Thanks for the insight.
 
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