First, let me say thank you for all your ideas on the problem with my car not starting.
The funny thing is that I left out information that I had no idea was relevant. My door locks had been giving me a hard time for a few weeks before the incident. I have only one key for my car, but it has never opened my trunk. The key goes in, but will not turn? Should there be a seperate trunk key?
Anyway, the day before my posted incident, I went grocery shopping and locked my car as usual. When I came out, I unlocked my doors and the trunk would not unlock. Grrr. Put the groceries in the backseat and headed home.
The next day was the day of my incident. It also happened at a grocery store. I tried to unlock the trunk again before I went into the store. No go, so figured I would use the backseat again
My car would not start upon
my return, hence my post.
I did as you all suggested and there was 12V at my starter and I couldn't figure it out. I fiddled with the locks some more trying to unlock the trunk a few more times. I was going to put it in the shop to fix both problems and decided to try starting it one last time. IT STARTED! Ran great for two weeks and then, again, at Walmart, late at night, in the rain. IT WOULD NOT START!
My man was fuming and then he started thinking...He took the key out of the ignition, put it in the driver door and clicked it back and forth a few times. I rolled my eyes during this procedure (No way was it a lock issue) Then he handed me the keys and IT STARTED!
So, the end to the long story is that the anti-theft device thought the car was still locked and would not let it start. I have a friend replacing lock mechanisms and checking the situation out. Until then, I will not lock my car.