Car only runs when key is turned half way

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Car only runs when key is turned half way

Postby hengagc75 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:23 pm

What kind of problem do I have if the car only starts and runs if they key is turned halfway between on and start? Was told it could be ballast resistor but just wanted to see if anyone else has had any similar issues. It's not my car it's a car I'm wanting to buy but it's quite far away so I wanted to know what I'm dealing with before I go look at it..
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Re: Car only runs when key is turned half way

Postby Jordan1249 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:22 am

Sounds like ballast had exact same.problem
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Re: Car only runs when key is turned half way

Postby MadMuz » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:38 pm

Could be a dodgy ignition switch?
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Re: Car only runs when key is turned half way

Postby geezer101 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:01 am

Would be my bet too. Sounds like the contacts in the switch barrel are shot...
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Re: Car only runs when key is turned half way

Postby MadMuz » Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:37 pm

Yeah, I had a dodgy ignition that when cranking, the ignition wire wasn't hot, until you stopped cranking..... pain in the butt. Check the power outputs on the ignition switch, or try another if you can get hold of one
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