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When i turn the ignition with the key nothing happen but if i turn the car direct from the starter it work

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  • craazycaarl May 11, 2010

    It sounds like it could be a bad starter relay, but need to know more infromation about the car.

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You must need your "pass key" checked.If you need more let me know.Moe

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