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Car is messed

Ok here I am stressed to the gills....started a new job and now my car acts up...welll the key has been loosey goosey since I bought it 2nd hand (yes i know big no no) but when you are supporting a son and going to school times are tough...single parent hood. So I put the key in start it then turn it off becuase i forgot my purse (so I take the key out becuase really I dont even need it to keep the car running) and decide what the hell I will just turn it off an run in quickly. So iproceed to do this and then come back outside to start the car and its DEAD...hmmm well the battery is new and I thought maybe i left something on...however i get a boost and wow even before the boost starts the lights flicker on and the inside light come hmmm...what the hell is the i guess the key area thingy is messed and now i wonder how much it will cost me. Soemone help me (if I can get the problem diagnosed then perhaps i can save one costly step of getting it computer checked which cost alot of money and i dont have it!)
Thank you, so veery much.

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  • yourbubbles1 Jun 01, 2009

    I am at work until 4 30 EST however I will let you know...thank you so much it gives me something to work with...funny...someone else mentioned the tumbler...??? Hmm interesting stuff....


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The problem is your ignition switch. They are fairly easy to replace if you just take the time and have the tools. It is two screws and some wires will need to be removed from the console but they are all already marked for you in color code. You can pick one up at auto zone or Kragen

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    Jeremy Reddick Jun 01, 2009

    Good luck hope this works for you. Have a great day


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