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will the car somewhat run on starting fluid or carb cleaner being sprayed down the throttle body ?
what size engine is in this car ?
so when this acts up the starter will not even turn the engine over physically ?
ok if the starter will NOT physically turn the engine over when it acts up it can not be the security system as that system just shuts off the fuel injectors
the best action to take is to be sure both battery cables are clean and tight and the connections are good on the starter
if those check out get it to act up and when it does see if the small purple wire at the starter solenoid stud shows 12 volts when holding the key to crank position if it does then the starter had a bad spot in it and needs a new starter
if it does NOT show 12 volts when you hold the key to crank then odds are the ignition switch is bad not the ignition key cylinder but the ignition switch the ignition lock cylinder turns'if by a very rare chance this acts up after a new ignition switch then the issue would have to be a bad neutral safety switch located on the top of the transmission near where the shift cable connects to the transmission
most of these end up being a bad starter or ignition switch when they will NOT crank over at all when they act up
how are you making out ?