2001 Pontiac Grand Am it wont started in a cold wheather

Tiny
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am 4 cyl Automatic 150000 miles

i have a 2001 pontiac grand am se when the wheather is hot the car turn on without no problems but when is too cold it wont start! It seens like the batery is dead but it doesnt couse all the light come on in the panel ! I allready check the batery, fuel preasure, fuse, thermostat, n the starter!
please help am going crazy with this problem
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Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 AT 7:01 PM

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Tiny
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When the problem occurs, if it is no crank or slow crank, I'd still have to check your battery and cables.

You can use a digital volt meter take a reading across the battery posts, with everything turned off, around 12.6 volts is considered a full charge. With the leads still hooked-up have a helper turn the key to crank, the reading should drop some, but not below 9 volts.
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Thursday, February 5th, 2009 AT 9:20 AM
Tiny
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I live in miami and you know that once in a while we have a little be of a cold. This star happening to me 2 weeks ago when the tempeture drop 45 to 36 degrees
i all ready check the batery. I take to the autopart and it pass the test. Also I check the wires still good.
For some reason the car wont crank at all>>>
like I say before everything work when the engine is warm! I guess it could be a sensor that its sending the wrong infomation to the cpm!
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Friday, February 6th, 2009 AT 9:07 AM
Tiny
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I forgot to mension I replace the crank position sensor tempeture sensor n the shaft sensor three months ago
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Friday, February 6th, 2009 AT 9:21 AM
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When the problem occurs, if there is no starter action, you may have to get at the terminals on the starter solenoid. The purple wire goes to the S terminal on the solenoid. It should be hot with the key in the crank position. Also check the field terminal, goes from the solenoid into the starter housing, that should have good voltage, with the key in crank position.

Have you tried cranking in neutral, when the problem occurs? Any testing, make sure the tranny is in park or neutral and the e-brake is set.
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Friday, February 6th, 2009 AT 9:52 AM
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I still continue with the same problem! Yes I tried it in neutral and nothing happen!
I have to wait at least 2 hours so car gets warm up by the sun! Sounds funny but it is true!
This event happen everytime the weather gets cold! I dont know what else to do!
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 AT 11:11 PM

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