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Have been having issues for a month or so with 95 Cougar not starting on first try...double-check that car is in park, etc....eventually will start. Yesterday ignition made a 'pop' then started, but now the tumbler turns back and forth and the key can be removed and the car continues to run. Just had a locksmith here to replace and same thing...so, what should be checked next?

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Sounds like there is a relay for ignition stuck on. As I'm unfamiliar with your particular car, I'm sorry that I can't help further. It is possible that the relay had a poor contact, hence not starting, then it has welded itself together due to the poor contact, hence not switching ignition off...hope this helps

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