That specific instance seemed to be caused by a build up of static electricity. I now keep the ignition key in my rack bag and haven't had the problem after bicycling since then. I suppose inserting the key in the door lock manually unlocking the door would do the job or touching a ground like the dc receptacle before inserting in ignition switch would work. Easy enough routine to get into and see if any starting issues continue.I'm trying to figure this out.
I recently had this issue. The Crankshaft Position sensor needed to be replaced. No problems since.I've had a couple of starting issues lately. 1.The other day I went to start my pat and I turned the key over to the start position and the auxilery turned on but the starter motor didn't crank. So I turned the key to the off position and tryed again. The same thing happened. Then I took the key right out and tryed starting again. It started no problem. This happened a couple times that same day but has not happened again. 2. Different problem has also come up and has happened a couple times in the last month. I turn the key to start the engine and the starter cranks but the engine wont start. So I turn the key off and turn it again and it starts right away. This problem has happened a couple times in the last month. Any one else having issues like these.
I was having similar issues today thought I was stuck at work but I tired this noticed a crack in one the harness wiring and cleaned the corrosion. Car is staring without a problem right now. Thank youThis may sound dumb, but check your battery terminals for corrosion. Or better yet, even if they don't look corroded, pull them off and clean them (AND the battery posts) with a wire brush or some sandpaper. If nothing else, it's one check off the list of things that could be wrong.
WEIRD things (SERIOUSLY!) happen when the computer doesn't see the proper juice, and this sounds surprisingly familiar to an issue i had w/ a 94 Rodeo AND an 04 Malibu. In both cases, the terminals looked clean, but corrosion was evident once i actually removed them from the posts. I hit 'em with the terminal cleaner, and no more issues. :smiley_thumbs_up:
Better to take 5-10 mins to do this before you start ripping apart the dash or making appointments at the stealership.