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The ignition key will not turn to turn the car on

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Hi Key,

Does the key turn at all?

When you turn the key does the engine turn over or just click?

If the engine turns, is it strong or barely moving.

Please comment back with as much detail as possible, help us help you

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Mike


Posted on Oct 03, 2009

  • Maria Garcia Nov 23, 2011

    The key turns but the engine is dead. After a few times it will turn over like normal.

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