That's the jist... Everything else aeems right. Just doesn't act like I'm trying to start. I Googled which is how I found this site, and can't find specifically what would cause it or how to fix it. Just glad we know how to get passed it to get it to start. But I'm worried it's electrical or something that may get worse. Surely we're not first to experience this. 127k on engine, 2006. Just paid $2k to get it out of the shop for head/valve work. New timing, water pump, radiator, thermostat, engine is actually newer than the car. I expected it not to give us anymore issues for years. We didn't have it for 3 months completely forgot it had started randomly doing this gear start issue.