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Ignition Clickin HELLO! I own a 1998 Dodge Durango that has a pretty quiet engine, and has approximately 99,900 miles to date. I have had a basic tune up on it since I just purchased it (as is) in February 2009. Figured I would start there with my maintenance and repairs. When I turn the ignition switch to crank it, sometimes I wont get anything except panel lights. A few turns later (like 2), I'll then get a clicking with the panel lights. A few more turns (now I'm at 4 - 5 turns), I'll get the actual cranking sound, and then it starts up. Its getting worse with each week. What can this be? Is something going out or do I have some kind of connection problem or what?

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It sounds like you need a new ignition switch.

Posted on May 14, 2009

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