car doesnt crank but all lights and everything turn on. just replaced starter, what could it be?

Asked by Mar 03, 2014 at 07:57 PM about the 1984 Porsche 944

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a porsche i have to spark it with the screwdriver to get the car to turn on and run. it
will drive perfectly fine although the battery light will stay on(bought a brand new one
yesterday) bought a new starter, still have to do the same thing to crank the car over. is it
the ignition. i turn the key no sound no click, nothing happens. only the lights turn on until
i go under the car to spark the starter. its an automatic.

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Sounds like the transmission selector switch is not working. Car should start only in park. Or the ignition switch is worn. Or the battery needs replacing/charging. Or you've got a bad starter (it happens).

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