Cold Weather Problems

Cold Weather Problems

I've recently noticed some problems with my 2002 A4 1.8T Manual, and was wondering if anybody here has noted the same issues.
 
The problem appears whenever it is very cold outside (below freezing). Upon starting the car it moves very slowly, behaves as if the parking brake was on. Acceleration is poor, the car drags and the moment I take my foot off the gas the car stops quickly. The problem disappears as the car warms up with continued driving. The colder it is, the worse the problem is.

View Complete Thread with Replies »

Additional resources, related to "Cold Weather Problems"

2000 Ford Explorer Cold Starting???

My 2000 Ford Explorer has no problem starting in warm weather, but as soon as cold weather rolls in it doesn't want to start or idle. If i do get it started I have to keep my foot on the accelerator to keep it running. It's acts like it's running...

Hard downshift when cold

I have a 2004 Pontiac Montana minivan (well, my wife does).  It downshifts hard from 2nd to 1st when the engine is cold - especially noticeable in cold weather.  After a mile of driving or if I let it idle a few minutes before driving it shifts fine. Other downshifts...

Tires for Hot Weather

Are there any tires specifically made for hot weather? Currently residing in Arizona and understand heat is the major problem for automotive tire wear. Need to replace existing all weather tires purchased in Illinois.

A/C: Cool, Not Cold - Needs Refrigerant?? Need to Evacuate?

For the last 2 years, when the weather gets warmer, my '97 Pontiac Bonneville's A/C doesn't blow cold air. It blows "Cool" air. That is to say that it cools the car fine at 75 degrees to 85 degrees, but it won't cool the interior sufficiently when the outside temp...

'04 GMC Silverado AC/Heat Problems

In my truck I have a dual climate control air system. I am trying to figure out why it blows cold on the driver side and hot on the passenger side. Coming out of the defrost vents on the dash it feel like the right side is cold, the middle...

1998 Jeep GCL electrical issue

I have a 98' Grand Cherokee Laredo with an electrical quirk. For a few weeks, I have been getting a little belt squeak at start up (very cold weather - WI). After e few seconds, it would quiet down, and not return until next cold start up. Last week, I...

02 Dodge 3500 47RE

My 02 3500 Dodge diesel 4X4 would not downshift to first at a stop unless the engine was turned off and re-started. That problem was solved after the 47RE was rebuilt, but the other remained. At 50/55 mph it shifts in and out of overdrive. It seems that temp affects...

4CYL. only hits on 3 untill it gets warm!!

1987 toyota corolla 16valve twin cam,when its cold and starting up ,the far left cylinder,passenger side,has tremendous spark going to plug ,but it wont ignite the plug!after the car temp. reaches just above the cold mark, it starts hitting like it should.now, we replaced all plugs.like i said earlier,you can...

Continental tires cracking

I had problems with Continental tires. After a cold winter, the temperature rises and cracks appear