I have a 2008 Corolla (5 speed manual) that has an issue on mornings below freezing. It is parked outside. When I try to start the car, it won’t start. It turns over and everything comes up (radio, dashboard ,lights, etc), but it just won’t start. The battery measures fine. Jumping it won’t make it start. Once the weather warms up above freezing, the car will start.
I thought the fuel line might be freezing, but I have tried Heet and other items, but with no luck. This started in 2011. It only did this once in 2012, but I ended up pushing the clutch in harder (out of frustration mainly) and it started up, and I had no problems for the remainder of the winter. However, it has started to do the same thing this year and I can’t remedy the issue.
I took the car to the dealership a few times in 2011, and they couldn’t find the issue. On the mornings it did not start, I had a tow truck come out and take it to the dealership, The problem is that by the time the car gets to the dealership (I live 30 miles away) via tow truck, the temperature has increased and the car starts right up in the dealership.
I do have a one car garage, but we have two toddlers(1,2), but I park the family vehicle in there so that the kids can be loaded up without taking them outside in the cold.
I have become accustomed to having cars that, you know, start in the mornings, so if anyone has any thoughts/advice/help, etc, I would certainly appreciate. Thanks much!