Apologize for such rambling last night . . unable to year of car on todays drop downs - used 2003 as oldest car is 1998!!!!.a few more details that occurred to me . . .the two possible suggestions I got online for non-starting were:faulty RPM sensr or faulty fuel reay . .I said guages last night . . yes it's def. electrical . . and it has to be something that has never been changed in this car . . . .Symptoms from two other non-starts form last Nov & Jan are (the alternator was replaced after these (almost $800 alt & troublshooting wirring). .and as usual everything was fine for about five months- longer than usual) and as mentioned before the symptoms always differ)
It has started on ocassion when it appears totally dead to start . . i.e. no accessory anything and I keep trying and perhaps 4th-5th time is turns over very weakly ,then catches.
Another time it was totally dead, had already called for a jump, my hood was inaccessible so was tryig to rool car out of be jumpable . .put car in neutral , the radio immeditely strated playing, turned ignition and it immediately turned over. Weird . . . And it required a radio and clock resset!!! really odd . .and i noticed that the arrow up on the dash was lit . .check to be sure in "D" and I was . .after about 30-45 seconds the arrow went out. . stopped on the way home for an errand . .car would barely turn over when turned on normally.
the general non-stop pattern is for the accessorries to come on for just 1-2 seconds, then dead.
Last major time in Had mulitple episodes in late nov- no repairs, then fine for a month . late Dec again . .fine for a week, then early Jan . .( multiple non-starts. .-that's when 3rd alternator installed) No problems til May (shop found battery dead, alternator output normal, voltage normal 13.6, no parasitic voltage loss, air mass meter replaced - they had said I needed that in Jan . .but couldn't afford then, . . .-$450) fine until July 17th prob 8 non-starts in past two.5 weeks.
Did notice twice these past 2 weeks , it was completely dead these time, I was parked on a hill,( unusual in Denver) with the front of the car elevated. both these times it took not just a quick connect- it did not catch immediatley like usual , had to accelerate and wait a bit to get the start.
Just thought I'd add this stuff . Need to get car in for that ignition electrical and will bring all my pages of info I got of internet yesterday
Had no problem yesterday - but unable to year of car on your drop down today...had to use 2003 oldest avail