Trouble with frigid weather starting


#1

Hi-I own a 1999 Subaru Forester standard transmission. We live in Minneapolis and this winter has been very cold. This morning, I started the car to warm it up and brush snow off it. I wasn’t ready to drive, so I shut it off. About 1 hour later, I tried to start the car and it would turn over but wouldn’t start. It has a brand new battery and the oil was changed in November. Can anyone help?


#2

When was the last time that the spark plugs were changed? How about the air filter and the fuel filter?


#3

Battery connections tight? Starter ok?


#4

A battery and charging system test isn’t expensive, so start there. Your previous battery failure could have been related to a weak charging system. Or your new battery could be defective.