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Once in a while wont start with the key. Have to start it by toching opposite ends of celliniod together. What could be the problems? How do I locate these problems and figure out which one is really bad? Where are they located on the vehical?

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The solenoid sounds to be bad, when you cross the terminals to star, you are creating a straight power source to start the starter. You are completing the power circuit in other words.

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.5- If the engine cranks but wont start, hold the key firmly pressed inward or frontward while trying to start.
1- If the engine starts: energetically jiggle the ignition key back and forth while the engine is running.
2- If the engine stalls at any time while doing this, then you may have a defective ignition switch.
2.5- Remove the Ignition key from the ignition.
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11- Reinstall the removed parts.

Don’t use a rubber band to tie down the loose ignition part; it will break-off when the ignition switch gets hot.

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