Title says it. I live in the valley, it easily gets to 90deg around here even at night it wont drop below 60 and has been usually around 69 or 70deg lowest, but for some reason almost like clockwork between the hours of midnight and 1pm my car will crank and turn over and over and over but will not fire up and start. Sometimes it will and i will have to hold the pedal down until it surges enough and the idle levels out then it is able to stay on by itself. But if i dont catch the sputter and push the pedal it will immediately die and continue to crank. Also when im cranking with my foot on the pedal i must keep the key turned on until i feel like the sputtering has shortened enough.
Things i have tried, Replaced Fuel filter, cleaned IAC valve, chilled the battery to test CCA and replaced spark plugs
Car runs fine in heat starts up with no issue immediatly, but when it is a tad less than blistering heat it wont.
Im at a loss and dont want to spend another $500 or more at a mechanic this last year i have had to replace the power steering pump and the water pump already at about $400 each. I have so many ideas of what it could be but it is hard because it seems my issue is soo unique, its not like im facing freezing or even “cold” tempetures in most places its still tropical lol I feel its more a thing of my car wont start unless it is very hot. Also if i go out and start my car every hr or less during the night and leave it on for 15 min it seems to start but if i forget for even 2 hrs between those times i mentioned above it wont start again. Any ideas anyone? Thank you for your time.
BTW it is a 1995 Continental