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Old 05-16-2012, 10:01 AM
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Most ignition switches go out because you have too much weight on the keychain. Are you sporting one of those janitor/building maintenance key sets?

You already hot wired it and it started so the coil is getting 12volts. Try turning the key as slowly as possible to see if that works. Be careful not to over turn the key because it can go past the contacts. Good workaround until you tear it apart or replace it.
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Thanks Mike-

I just tore it down. Its such a simple device, there is defiantly some wear on the contacts on both side of the switch. I can't tell if its enough to not allow them to connect, I cleaned up the contacts with a scotch-brite pad and a smear of dielectric grease. reassembled and nothing.

I am only getting like 6.xxx volts to the switch
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I am only getting like 6.xxx volts to the switch
That does not seem right. Have you checked at the fuse box to see if 12 volts is making it that far? Might be time to clean the fuse holders and get them back to nice and shiny.
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If the fuse block cleaning doesn't do it, it's time to check the wire back to the switch. I was having the same problem intermittently and the solution in my case was to replace the corroded wire section in the engine bay that feeds the ignition switch.

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Thanks, my wiring is still stock, I am the 2nd owner. That is nice for this kind of stuff as all my manuals still line up with whats under the hood
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Jacket saved the day, ignition switch replaced, she fired right up.
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Thanks, my wiring is still stock, I am the 2nd owner. That is nice for this kind of stuff as all my manuals still line up with whats under the hood
Brag, brag, brag.

Glad you got it fixed. Nothing more frustrating than click when it should go vroom.
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