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Ignition Problems At least every other day my ignition sticks and I can't turn it over. Once I give it a few taps it will then turn over. Does this mean that I need to replace the whole ignition or have it checked?

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You can try spraying P.B. Blaster into lock clyinder sounds like a pin is sticking in lock or the key is worn... if thats doesnt work replace lock clyinder.....

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Hi David I'm glad to help!

David I've found from time to time an Ignition switch will stick because the tumblers freeze. If you in fact have a tumbler and key set-up here a way that usually works but not always. Remove the key an spray lubricant into the key hole, then replace the key and using a small hammer tap on the end of the key while turning it off. Once you get it to move you'll need to replace the tumbler and housing assembly. NOTE: If you have a WIN Module set-up then remove the negative battery cable for 20 seconds then reconnect it and see if it works properly. This is only if you have the Module and key set-up, this has nothing to do with the key and tumbler. Hope this helps and have an awesome day David.

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Ford f250 Truck 1987 460. Solenoid sticks once in a while.Starter keeps running until you tap solenoid.Replaced it 3 times.With new part starts fine 2 -3 times then starts sticking again every time.Put the...


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I would not recommend replacing it yourself.

You can purchase the ignition lock/tumbler and ignition starter switch at most auto part stores. To give you a benchmark on prices; Discount auto parts. com has the lock/tumbler for $46.03 and starter switch for $28.06.
This excludes shipping.


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I do not have a vehicle manual so need to know: The car will not start --has been starting with hesitation for few days--and on the dash is a red flashing light with a key symbol--what does this...


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