Starting issue

Asked by Oct 31, 2016 at 09:08 PM about the 2000 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Recently, my car started making no sound when trying to start the car. At
first, there was a knock sound every few seconds and the car would try a
couple weak starting attempts before starting. Lately, it doesn't even do
that. But here's the catch. I wiggled the wires that are behind the steering
wheel (the colored wires that connect to the ignition switch) and it worked.
So my gut says that there is a loose connection with these wires or that the
ignition switch itself is bad. Does anyone have any input?

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