One morning about a month ago, Xy couldn’t get our car started, and she had to catch a ride with a co-worker.
I was all set to take it to the shop, but when I tried it an hour later, it started right up for me. So we dismissed it as a fluke.
This morning we had a repeat performance. Car wouldn’t start for Xy. I tried it too and it wouldn’t start for me either.
It had full electrical power, but nary a peep from the engine. Not a grind, not a click — nothing. Though you could listen to the radio if you wanted.
A couple hours later, it started up with no problems.
So now it’s not a fluke. It’s a pattern, and a rather aggravating one at that.
Other than this, the car runs fine. It’s a Saturn Ion 3 circa 2005.
What on earth could be causing this mysterious problem? We’ve racked our brains and can only think of a couple of common factors, which are probably red herrings. Both times, Xy had just filled up the gas tank the night before. Both times, it rained in the early morning.
I’m thinking about calling Tom & Ray on this one.