'93 Taurus Wagon starts....sometimes
Hi, first time poster so please forgive if the etiquette isn't quite there yet.
My 93 Taurus wagon is in great shape, 150K miles but well maintained.
Recently a new problem appeared. The car will not turn over randomly when I try to start it. This happens every once in a while. When I put the key in and turn, the electrics come on, I can put the car in neutral, start the radio, the dashboard lights come on, but the car won't turn over. It won't even try. Then I wait a few minutes, fiddle with transmission (into and out of neutral), try again and sometimes it works sometimes I have to wait longer and try again. Eventually it works and the car starts right up.
The battery is pretty new, less than 1 year old. I was thinking the starter, but then it wouldn't start ever(?) Whenever this happens I noticed that the brake is very hard, I can't press it down.
Any thoughts or suggestions? I'd rather not have to pay the IRS and my mechanic in the same month....thanks.