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The toyota Cmry engine won't stop unless battery is disconnected.

When I remove the ignition key the engine keeps running and it sounds like the starter is engaged. It only stops when the battery is disconnected.

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I have the same problem with my corolla 2002 I turn off the keys and put it out and the engine still running, I uplug the EFI fuse and the engine stop, I guess I need to replace the ignition.. or i'm wrong???

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Is the ignition switch all the way to the OFF position before the key is removed, or can the key be removed at any switch position? Sounds like you need a new ignition switch.

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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