Trouble starting when it rains


#1

I have a 2003 Ford Escort ZX2 that has a hard time starting whenever it rains. Sometimes it will start and then stall out if I stop at a light or something. I have taken it in to get worked on many times and they always think that they have it fixed but it’s not. Anyone have any suggestions?


#2

[b]What things were done in an attempt to fix this problem?

Tester[/b]


#3

I’ve been having the same kind of problems with my '91 Camry. I’ll start off by saying that I know very little about cars, but I can tell you what my experience has been. There are apparently several possible causes, and to narrow it down to one, it probably has to misbehave while it is in the shop. My car always works perfectly whenever I take it in to have them work on it (of course!). So it has been hit and miss, but actually so far, just miss. If you can leave it at the shop – OUTSIDE – overnight, when you are pretty sure it is going to rain, then you’ll have a better chance of them figuring out specifically what the problem is.

Again, I’m no expert on cars, but that’s my two cents.


#4

I agree with Tester and we need to know what has been done. I would also suggest you should have the codes read. Some places will read them for FREE. Try Autozone or Advanced Auto Parts. Get the exact code not just their translation into English and post it back here. It likely will have a format like P1234.