Steve uses his dogs as a thermometer. I can go one better!
My car will NOT start if it's below 34-35 degrees F.!
Now, before suggestions start pouring in let me tell you what I've had done/replaced first and tell you what it isn't.
It isn't the battery.
It isn't the fuel pump. New one.
It isn't a whole lot of computer checked 'stuff'. I have my invoices but can't remember what they were off hand.
I spent almost $1000 at what I think is a reputable repair garage. (They thought it might be fuel pump so I replaced it. It wasn't.)
Why I think they're honest----- the owner/ mechanic got so interested in my 'case' that he made several trips to my home to check out some things. No charge!
They would keep it overnight at the garage just so they could check it out in a cold morning. No charge.
Fortunately, I live where mornings (by the time I'm ready to go anyplace) the temps are often above 35 degrees so---- no problema.
It's an old (1998 Chevy Cavalier) that I bought used in NM. It gives me absolutely NO
Just pouts when it's below 35 degrees.
Two years ago I posted in many many
automobile forums and outlined my problem. Most of those who answered obviously hadn't read my precise explanation.
Those that seemed to understand had suggestions that didn't work.
It may be in the electrical/computer department but I'm not willing to spend the money on finding out----- nope it isn't THAT node.
I can't put a block heater on it on predicted cold nights because I live in an apartment. If there were such a thing as a battery operated block heater I doubt I could attach and un-attach it.
I thought of an old sleeping bag, even! But never tried that.
I could buy another used car and that might have more problems than this one gives me, only less predictable. So, no.