Has about 160000 miles on it.
The engine cranks but does not start.
The battery and alternator were brand new last winter.
The distributer looks clean, but the spark plugs/wires have probably never been changed.
We had the fuel pump replaced last spring since a mechanic said that was the problem.
I bought a fuel pump tester to check the new pump. The new pump is putting out 60 PSI...so I doubt it is bad. However, my wife has been recently saying that the fuel gauge fluctuates (I know the sensor is in the fuel pump assembly). The new fuel pump is still under warranty.
I used the pump tester the other morning when it would not start, the fuel pressure read 60 PSI. I left it connected and it still read 60 PSI 8 hours later.
The next day it was warmer out, the tester gauge read 58 PSI with the key on, and the engine started
This problem seems to only happen in the winter and cold weather
Phil 4/14/2011In case someone else has this problem... I gave up on trying to fix this myself and brought it to a repair shop.
The problem ended up being the starter. The gear was messed up and not fully engaging the flywheel. Because of this the engine was turning over, but not fast enough to start. I'm still not sure why this was only a problem on cold or humid days after the car sat for 24 hours though...