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When go to start the van you have to play with it , it will start after you try to start it up as the key is turning toward you and not away from you. what do I need 1985 e350 van

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Assuming the vehicle starts fine once you find the "magic spot", we can rule out the starter, solenoid, relay and power. In the 1985 there are generally only 2 causes for this...
(1) The ignition switch (replace it)
(2) The wiring connections from the switch through the steering column.
The switch is the most likely, and also an easy and inexpensive repair. If the wiring connections are suspect than it may be a bit more complex as Ford ran the wiring in "loop" series and can be a real pain to trace. I suggest to replace the ignition switch and check all connections and wiring to make sure nothing is grounding out or modified by a previous owner.

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