Main relays area common problem on these more typical of an intermitant no start.
One way to check is to screw a fuel pressure gauge into the fuel rail, and leave the car with the windows rolled up in the sun, and wait until about 4pm on a hot day. Usually the fuel pressure will either stay at zero, or stay lower than it should, then jump up to normal. This means the main relay contacts did not connect.
Another way to flush out the main relay is tapping on the dash in the left upper corner, when it does not start.
Thursday, June 18th, 2009 AT 4:35 AM