How to turn someones elses junk into your gold..... I drove down the block one day with a friend of mine it just so happened it was a junk pickup day, everyone had put out things such as bycles, old wheel barrows, and to my liking...."old junk lawn mowers". I told my friend , "hey I should take that critter home with me and make some side money of it", of course he laughed at me and told me I was nuts so that set the stage for a two + year side business. I brought it home bought cheap cans of paint, black, green, and red, and a can of carburator cleaner along with a five gallon can full of fresh regular gasoline, again he said why are you wasting your time and money on this trash that somebody else tossed because it was garbage? I said to him, I will show you what my intentions are here in a minute, so home to my garage we went mower, gas, paint, carb. cleaner and a basic wrench set. Pulled the mower out of the back of my jeep and hosed it down real dirty, found it was a self propelled Sears Craftsman 22" rear bagger with a brand new mulching blade screwed on the shaft. I pulled the fuel tank and safely disposed of the fuel and ckleaned the carb. fuel bowl, refilled the tank primed the carb, painted the handles black and deck red. Pulled the chord, ran beautiful, advertised it on one of the popular websites and sold it for $85.00 all in two days. Should have seen my friends face....LOL he was shocked and after that I have been doing this sort of side work for two and a half years making money left and right, even earned and saved enough to take the wife and I on a small 5 day cruise. Gives me something to do when I am not doing FixYa.
I have had a few vehicles do that over the years, check the cable for any kinks, if you find one thats bad enough you may need to replace the hood release cable. If no knks are found just lube it up with WD-40, do the entire hood release system, that always worked on mine & one time one of my dumb friends turned a hood alignement stop (on both front corners) & put pressure on my hood so it wouldent pop up unless someone pushed down on it while I pulled the release handle.
my uncle had an older chevy pickup once that had a simaller problem. with his it would start and drive fine but once it was warmed up and shut off it would not start again untill it cooled down again. his problem turned out to be a loose wire on the bottom of the block that coneccted to the starter i beleive so check that before buying a new starter because from the sound of it you may have the same issue caused by the degreaser
Sounds like a electronic spark module. You need to check if this happens again if it has spark at the end of the plug wires. At least if we know it has spark when this happens we can look at something else. If you take one wire off if this happens again take a paper clip or screw or anything metal and insert it into the wire boot. Lay it on the block of the engine and have someone turn the engine over while you watch for spark. If there is spark then we can move onto something else.