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My car will not start but my engine stays on with no key in the ignition. My ignition switch turns all the way over with no fricition.

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Sound like ignition switch problems.look like retaining pin inside lock cylinder broke.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

  • twilite004 Mar 05, 2011

    yes but i have the same problem and i bought a new ignition cylinder and when i put a screwdriver in it the car turned on but when i put the cylinder in the car woulnt start i can drive it with a scre driver in but not with cylinder in any ideas on the problem

  • Jonah Oneal Mar 06, 2011

    YOUR IGNITION SWITCH AND KEY LOCK NEEDS REPLACING.

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Not too sure what you mean. If the car will not start how can the engine stay on? Do you mean the car will not start and only the engine light comes on? It sounds like the switch in your steering column needs to be replaced. There shouldn't be any lights on if the key is not in the ignition. Call a reputable shop in your area and ask what they charge to replace an ignition switch in the steering column for your car. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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