1992 Toyota Corolla Occasionally does not start up

Tiny
BRADVG55
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  • 1992 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 12,500 MILES
I just bought this car from a coworker.
The car had been dormant- used probably twice a month for grocery stops, -this is true, I know the original owner.
Maintenance-oil changes and inspections are up to date.
This past week I have had trouble getting the car to start. It seems as if something is not connecting. After several tries, it starts. THe next day, no problem. Its been back and forth like that. I am also having trouble getting the gear out of park.
The battery is 6 months old.
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Saturday, September 13th, 2008 AT 12:00 PM

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Tiny
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What happens when you turn the key to start? Does it crank? Or do nothing?
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Saturday, September 13th, 2008 AT 4:32 PM
Tiny
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Sometimes the car makes a click, and other times there is no noise.
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Monday, September 15th, 2008 AT 7:52 PM
Tiny
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Clicking? Or nothing at all? If you hear a click, then either the battery is weak, or the starter, possibly bad battery cable connections, check and clean both ends of BOTH cables! Dissconnect negative(-) first, and put it on last! If no click the starter relay is no good!
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Thursday, September 18th, 2008 AT 4:31 PM

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