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Old 07-04-2006, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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it works one minute, then stops. WTF!

So, I started my car this morning with ease. Drove to work, (about 20 miles), and stopped at a gas station like i always do. I go to turn off my car and the ignition won't turn the car off. wtf. I pull real hard on it and it shuts down. But when i try to restart, nothing. It feels real hard to turn and the only thing that comes on is the accesory. I am assuming it's the ignition switch, but I was wondering if you guys know how much $$ one would cost and how long it will take me to do it? Any help it much appreciated.
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could be your tumbler is screwed up, not sure how much it will cost but it does involve a bit of time because they need to get the proper tumbler for your key
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Yuppers. I agree. Sounds like a bad ignition switch. If the tumblers were bad/fallen out of place, you shouldn't be able to turn it to the accessory position either. Probably needs to be a dealer item so they can rekey the new ignition switch with the proper tumbler position.
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