Ignition Problem - Tried Everything
I began to have occasional starting problems a couple of years ago. When I
turned the electronic key the car would not turn over - there was some brief
noise but it wouldn't turn over, though eventually it would start. This happened
only occasionally but I asked my independent repair shop about it and they
recommended replacing the electronic ignition to be on the safe side. I did - it
cost about a thousand. After a short while the problem began to recur
occasionally. Now I thought maybe it has to do with the shift lever and tried
jiggling it. That seemed to work - eventually it would start. However, I was still
afraid of getting stranded somewhere so I asked the dealer to look at the shift
mechanism. They replaced the floor shift assembly and i thought this time it's
got to be fixed. No such luck. Tonight I again had the starting problem. If a
new ignition system and a new floor shift didn't do the trick, what could it be?
I would recommend checking the wiring connections at the starter making sure they are nice and tight.
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