2001 Chevy Malibu Car will not start in the morning

Tiny
ADE100
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 102,000 MILES
When I trie to start this car in the morning especially during cold waether, it will not start. It will not turn over nor make any sound, though all the lights including the radio will come on. I will priodically try to start this car through out the day. After probably two to three hours of trying, it will start just immediately without hesitation. Once it starts that day, it continue starting through out the day rgardless of how many times. Then it will do it again the next morning. I have taken it to mechanic several times for diadnosing. The ignition has been changed and charging and starting system have been thoroghly inspected and was told everything is fine.

The starter, battery, alternator are ok according to several mechanics shops including sears. This happens when the temperature is very cool to cold.

Once it starts on time a day, it will not do it again that day.
Please help me since I am running out of options.
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Thursday, December 4th, 2008 AT 7:49 PM

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Tiny
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Hi:
What I need you to do is check for power to the starter when this happens. Using a volt meter, have a helper turn the key to the start position, and check the voltage to the starter's small wire. Let me know what you find. NOTE: If you get 12 volts, replace the starter.

Joe
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Thursday, December 4th, 2008 AT 8:37 PM

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