93 SE eratic starting issue
Yesterday I started up my 93 and backed it of the garage (no issue). About 30 minutes later my wife went to leave in the car and turned the key and it was dead. The radio would come on, but the car wouldn't crank. Thinking it could be the resistor on the key, I tried our other ignition key and the car still wouldn't start. I alternated between the 2 different keys for about 2 minutes and still nothing (I even rubbed an eraser on both sides of the resistor on both keys--as mentioned in a previous post). I also tried starting it in neutral (thinking it could be the neutral safety switch) and still nothing.
So, I pushed the car back in the garage so I could jack it up and tap on the starter selenoid. I figured I'd try it one last time before jacking it up and the car started right up! I turned it off and tried the other key and it worked too. I alternated back and forth between the 2 keys about 6 times and it worked every time. The security light never stayed on in the dash once the car was running.
Since yesterday I've driven the car about 225 miles and it hasn't acted up once. Anybody have any ideas on what that could have been? Is there a security time-out on those key resistors from when the first one didn't make perfect contact?