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Sometimes I need to play with the key to get gas pump turn on

Sometimes it starts fine and others i have to play with the ignition key to get it to turn on I replased the pump but the problem still there any body could tell me what it is I would really appreciate it..

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This is Caused by a Failing Ignition Switch. This can be Tough to Replace. I would have it done at the Dealership or a Qualified Mechanic. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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