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Engine will not shut off

Take key out engine keeps running

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This sounds like the ingition switch is faulty.

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Sounds like a bad ignition switch. If you're able to turn the switch to the off postion and remove the key and the engine keeps running, the switch is bad and needs replacing. Hope this answers your question. Best of luck.

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