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my 95 will not start in the morning unless it has been plugged in overnight or been jumped off for at least 15 minutes. Once it starts once, it will start up all day with no hesitations. Any idea where to begin to diagnose this problem?
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When it doesn't start does it crank slow? Is it cold when that happens? Does it run rough after it starts. Does it smoke after it starts? How long has it been since you replaced the batteries and have you had them tested?

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its starts just fine when it does finally crank. it is cold but not that cold if that makes sense. When I was in southern california it never did it. When i moved to Georgia that when it began. I have tried first thing in the morning when its coldest and I have tried later in the day after the temp has warmed a bit. on the very rare occasion will it produce a white smoke on start but it is minimal and doesnt last. The batteries are a year old and I had them tested in January (the starting trouble began in november)
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