I had the same problem with my 94 Celica GT. Approximately, at 245,000 miles. Right after I purchased the car (used) I noticed I would just move it to park it on the street or in another parking lot during the day. It was literally about 100 feet away. So I would start my car, no problem. Park it. Shut it off and go back into the house. Then if I came right back out to go somewhere, it wouldn't start. I would have to wait anywhere from 10-30 minutes.
Another example would be driving it to work I would stop to put gas in it. After pumping the gas, the car wouldn't start. After about 10-30 minutes it would start again.
This last time it happened I was fed up and called for a jump. The battery was good. No draw. So then I called for a tow to the repair shop. 50 minutes later the tow truck showed up and the car. Started with no problem.
The neutral lock is what I had replaced before. It cost almost $700. But it resolved the issue. Now it's doing it again, though and it's only been about 1 year since the last replacement.
In the previous I think it's the "neutral switch/transmission position switch" they referenced.
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 AT 10:14 AM