My car will not stay started

Asked by Jun 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM about the 1990 Ford Thunderbird LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

ive bought a new alternator and a new battery and also the starter is new as well. im thinking its a problem with my wires somewhere but i have no clue...

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If your engine dies as soon as you release the ignition key, check your ignition switch. Power must pass through the switch to get to the ignition system at your engine. This is what fires the spark plugs to ignite the air/fuel mixture in your cylinders to make the engine run. HTH. -Jim

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