I'm sure the experts will chime in, but it sounds like the Crankshaft Position Sensor. Do a search of threads here with that term and see if any sound like the problem you're having. Seems it rarely throws a code or lights the CEL.
My 03cts tries to start but then goes ssszzz turn key back and after 2-3 times start[ed]
battery, 1yr old, charged and started right away aft 20min.
dies overnight and after few hrs. now just clicks and full power, clock spins then resets, key stuck again, but battery tested fine, alt fine, starter??? what could it be before dealer gets all the money that I don't have