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I had my car towed in on July 10,2009 to an auto shop to have the starting problem I mentioned before checked.They told me the starter was "fried" and that it needed replacing. I drove the car from the repair shop with the NEW starter the same day. Car drove fine,no starting problems.Car started fine,on July 11, 2009. Heard that 1 second squeak cound from ignition switch,when I started the car.Went shopping.Drove car about 4 hours.After I came back from shopping,I went home parked car.I went to go out the same evening of July 11, 2009.The car did the identically same thing.Would not start.No sound hear from the solanoids when turning the ignition switch.Everything else in car working fine just like before.Let car sit for about 3 hours.Went back out to try to start car.Car did start. They told me they placed a refurbished starter in my car.Is there anything else they can check? I take it back to them this morning. I thought I smelled something burning around the steering column about 1 hour after driving the car when I picked it up on July 10th. Could I have a wire burning. I did ask them was everything else ok on the car.I asked did they do a diagnostic check.They said there was no need,because they checked my started and it was not working.I also went to AutoZone July 8th.They said the battery,starter was fine.But, the car was running.I went back inside about 20 minutes after they checked it.Came back out to leave and the car would not start.I told them,they said the starter was not receiving any power.I sat for about 2-3 hours in my car, turned the ignition switch over,the car started.I drove home.Went back out on July 9th am, car would not start.Made appointment for repair at local auto shop, car was towed in, starter replaced and currently car wont turn over again.Note:power windows/radio has power for about 20 seconds,after ignition switch is turned in off position,even after key is pulled out.Is that normal? It's been that way for months.

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The ignition relay is faulty.
Look into that.
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