Originally Posted by osborste
no not if it only happens once aweek i'd look at ground and starter connection's
i saw the most bizzare thing once with
a 1988 mitsubishi colt.the car would behave as the battery was right out of the car.0 volts .no radio,lights nothing.then after leaving the key in the run setting,after 10 seconds the radio would come on,then the lights,and if you wait another 10 seconds the car would start.if you tried to start it when the
radio came on ,it would click,and not start. i took a voltmeter and measured ACROSS the positive lead from the battery and the other side that went to the solenoid,and the voltage started at 12 and dropped to 0 in about 20 seconds.
when i cut back some plastic on the cable,it was GREEN INSIDE.the cable was acting like a variable resistor.i would look for a similar thing here.i repaired a 96 neon cluster once,the pc board had broken solders on the back of it.the gauges were intermittent,but i do not recall a starting problem.