Full disclosure: I am no mechanic but kinda know my way around a car.
So I have a Subaru Impreza ('95 automatic) and a weird problem. When I let the car sit for two or three days it does not want to start when turning the ignition (No cranking noises at all or spinning noise, the only noise is all the hydraulic pumps and relays tick) . To get it to start I put it into neutral and let the car roll a few inches (3-5) and then turn it again and all is good (i.e. with no struggle "just like new").
My current thoughts:
- It's not the battery or wiring since it starts with no struggle after the small roll.
- It's not a petrol problem (gas) since it does not even crank.
- It's not a bad starter since it starts fine after the roll (and while in neutral it's not that the roll is turning the engine much, I may be wrong since it's an automatic and has a permanent coupling to the engine via the torque converter)
So I'm basically out of ideas... Anyone have a theory?
Thank you for your time :)