Well I changed the ignition switch and the car started. It worked for a couple weeks then wouldnt start. Left it sitting for a week and was going to work on it again but the car started up, drove for two days and it wouldnt start again. Towed the car home, went to look at it later the next day and it started right up again. Discouraging!!!
Clarify, again: this is now "intermittent", but is it intermittent "no crank", or intermittent "cranks but no fire"? If it is "no crank", you want to add a (long) temporary wire to the small terminal on the starter. Bring the other end of that wire up near the battery + terminal, strip the end (and insulate) the bare wire. The next time it won't crank, you measure voltage at that wire, while trying to crank. If the voltage isn't battery voltage (~12V), then you touch that bare wire end to the battery + term and see if that makes it crank
Do as Bill states and if you have several more no crank issues and they all then start with the jumper wire you have a good starter and solenoid. Now the problem must be traced back to a possible neutral safety switch or some other part of the circuit.