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Ignition fault 1991 Riviera. About 50% of the time, when I turn the ignition key to start, nothing happens. Nothing! I return the key to the off postion, and then back to start, and it usually fires right up! All connections at starter have been removed and cleaned including the mounting face of starter and bell housing. Once in a while, after out on the road for a long time, I'll stop at the store, shut it down, come back, and it will not start. (even after sitting for an hour) then, I will come back the next day, and it starts right up. This is all very perplexing. Thank you for any help you might offer. Sincerely, Mark

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  • Mark Gwynn Sep 17, 2008

    I'll give it a try. And since it happens when the car gets hot...I'm looking at the starter solenoid as well.

  • thefalckster Sep 21, 2008

    My car will not start, just out of the blue. Starter is good cylinoid is good battery is new but all of a sudden it will not turn over.

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Was told to check ignition switch. After removing dash components, and lowering the steering column, I found that someone had cut and spliced the heavy gauge wires ( they also had a smaller gauge wire spliced in). No solder, no fastner of any type. The wires were just wrapped together and taped off. The contenuity of the wires must have been intermittant at times because of the small amount of arcing that was evident. So far so good. If any problem comes up now, I will replace the solenoid next.

Bottom line: faulty wiring. Must have been a real novice that did it. The wires were not so much as twisted together...they were just bent and hooked, like if you would hook your two fingers.Unbelievable!!!

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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I had the same problem.After getting the car towed back to my house, I 'd tried to start it one last time before beginning to troubleshoot and it would start right up. After replacing a couple of things, which didn't help, it finally turned out to be the KEY ! It seems that the chip on the key was starting to go bad.I replaced it and haven't had any problems since.

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