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Ok....I have a 96 Tbird, 3.8l V6, no mods.

So I've done some searching and am coming up blank. It's winter in Ohio, and when it gets below a certain temp (25ish), the car simply will not start up in the morning. It cranks and cranks, and acts like it wants to catch but ultimately does not. If it gets back up above freezing it will start...If I start it every couple of hours overnight in the extreme cold, it will start, and then will start during the day...I've got spark (changed plugs and wires last winter) and seemingly good fuel pressure.

Any thoughts? MAF seems good...Changed AIT sensor...Bah...Need help.
 

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"seemingly good fuel pressure".
Have you put a gauge to it? You can borrow one for free from Autozone's loan a tool program.
Other threads for "crank no start" discuss the fuel pump or FPR being potential culprits.
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Lol...Yeah, seemingly - pump kicks on like it should and doesn't give any other problems - except for bogging down a bit on the very first acceleration after some starts.

I'll check pressure this evening and have them run codes...

Thoughts as to why it would only happen in the cold?
 

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Is the check engine light on or off while cranking?
 
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