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Car won't start. Ignition has a loose connection

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  • Mr D 427 May 11, 2010

    What are the symptoms your car has?

  • dave smith
    dave smith May 11, 2010

    where is the loose connection, Battery Cables?

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Check the wires on your starter theres a small one that sometimes because of heat and oil it gets burnt up

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My car has a hardstart


ses this causes and fix it. God bless you
Battery Corrosion: Over time your battery connections can become dirty, or corroded. This corrosion breaks the connection your battery has with the rest of the car, and it won't start. Try cleaning your battery posts and try to start the car again.
Bad Igntion Switch: If your battery checks out, but the starter is still silent, it may be a faulty ignition switch. Turn the key to the on position (not all the way to start). If the red warning lights on your dash don't light up (and your battery connections are clean), the ignition switch is bad. If they do light up, turn the key to the start position. The dash warning lights should turn off at this key position (most cars). If you're not sure, turn on the headlights. When you try to start the car, the lights should either dim (a lot) or turn off completely. If they do, your ignition switch should be ok. If not, the switch will need replacement.
Bad Starter Connection: Corrosion can not only keep your battery from connecting, it can affect any electrical component, especially the ones exposed to the elements like the starter. If you have a helper, you can test the connection by holding a circuit tester lead on the wire that engages the starter. This is the smaller of the two wires connected to the starter. Be sure no part of your body is near the moving parts of the engine - it could still start at any time! Have a friend turn the key and check the current. If you're getting current to the starter but it ain't spinning, it needs replacement.
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sounds about right, probably is ignition switch, reason you don't get codes is because if power is'nt connecting to engine while problems occurs then ecm won't pick it up. you should have 2 ignition switches, (the lock cylinder and key switch, the other is the electrical, usually located under the dash, and commonly atttatched to the column close to the firewall, check connections first, it may just be a loose plug in connection

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It could be:1. the battery is flat, in which case recharge the battery OR jump start the vehicle OR, PROVIDED YOUR CAR DOES NOT HAVE AUTOMATIC GEARS, get somebody to push the car while the driver is in the driving seat and the car is in second gear and the ignition is turned on ---- ; OR2. there is a loose connection from the battery to the starter motor OR a loose connection between the battery and the earth (where the lead from the battery is connected to the body of the car) OR there is dirt at one of these connections which is inhibiting the current. Solution in these cases is to check the connections, clean them and reconnect.Best of luck!

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I have a 95 Galant I just replaced the fuel filter and the air filter was mighty dirty and before the car would start here anther after cooling down, but now it turns over but wont cranck my uncle has a ...


Won't-start symptoms

Your car may not start for a number of reasons. The following list outlines the most common circumstances and tells you what action you can take to try to remedy each situation:

  • The car is silent when you turn the key in the ignition. Check the battery terminal cable connections If they look very corroded, force the point of a screwdriver (with an insulated or wooden handle) between the connector and the terminal post and twist it to lodge it firmly. Then try to start the engine. If it starts, you need to clean or replace your cables.
  • The car makes a clicking noise but won't start. This sound usually means a dead battery. If not, check the wiring to and from the starter for a loose connection.
  • The car cranks over but won't start. Check the fuel supply to your engine. If that's okay, check whether the electrical spark is getting to your spark plugs.
The engine starts but dies. If your car has a carburetor, check your carburetor adjustment and your choke to see whether the choke is first closing and then opening. If you have fuel injection

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I have a 1998 Ford Windstar. Got in to drive, turned the key to start and 'snap' something seems to have broke within the ignition lock cylinder... all of the accessories are on... the key...


This happened to to me with my ranger. I went and bought in ignition and a junk yard and no problems after that. That way your not out of a lot of money.

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Ignition won;t start. The key insert is loose and turns but won't start


the ignition switch may need to be replaced. im not sure if a lock smith can replace the ignition switch, call around to see if they can.

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there is a harness that feeds the ignition remove your steering wheel cover and you will see about a dozen wires going into a clip that is attached to the back of the steering wheel , those wires give way and are not making contact reach in to the back and pull the harness forward and then try and push each wire back into the clip try this and see if it works it solved my problem basicly it is just a loose wire in the harness,,

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