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My starter keeps failing ,i have replaced it less than six months ago and my auto electrician says its due to the ignition unit needing to be replaced so the starter will keep failing until i replace the thing,i also can feel the key jammed inside the ignition,is this true

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I would change the ignition lock key cylinder to remedy the complaint of the electrician.

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