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2002 Rendezvous When I put the key in the ignition and start turning it, the car starts before the ignition is fully turned. Once running it sounds like the starter is trying to turn over when the car is in Drive and Neutral (a really loud grinding noise that stops in Drive And Revers). Also, the mileage lights up before the car is started, the doors will lock when the key is not in the ignition, and the A/C will not run...help?!?

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  • Just Chris Nov 02, 2008

    Thanks, I will give it a shot.


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The first thing I would do is be sure that your ignition switch is not shorting out, then I would be looking at the solenoid on the starter. The solenoid is the most common thing that fails and causes this to happen, eventually it will burn out and the starter will be done for. The reason I suggested checking your ignition switch first is because of the simple fact that I don't know your cars history. Good luck and remember to rate all the solutions that you get on FixYa, thanx

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