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Need a new starter?

I have a similar problem to this one. When I turn my key, the lights go on and everything. When I take it out, the lights stay lit, my ac still blows as if the keys still in the ignition when it's not. When I kept turning the key to start my car, nothing would happen. No crank, no click, no nothing. Even when I took my key OUT of the ignition, the lights still stayed on, the ac and power windows were still working. I thought maybe I might need a new starter?

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  • melodylaggad Jul 29, 2009

    it's been a gradual thing but my car has always been able to start, its just when i took my key out the ignition the lights always stayed lit, and i'd have to click the key back in to fully turn it off. it did smell like something burned when i unlocked my car, i live in seattle and the past week its been in the very high 90's which is RARE for us so i thought the sun might've burnt SOMETHING out!

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Don't change your starter, it sounds like your ignition switch is shot. How long has this been going on? All at once it did this, or a gradual thing?

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I sounds like a ignition switch

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