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Starts then stalls, if i hold the key forward and grind the starter it keeps running, but when i let go of the key so it can run by it self it stalls

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SOURCE: car starts ok, but when i release the key, the car

it is the ignition switch
do not hold the key to run the engine as you can do major damage to the starter as well as the fly wheel.

just change the ignition switch and all will be well.but it is the switch.


you can buy a new one and unplug the old and plug in the new to test it first to be sure.


thank you
jm

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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