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1998 Ford Explorer V8 4WD Eddie Bower. Sometimes I insert key, and the ignition turns but the vehicle won't.
Car started making a humming noise when the car was at a stop sign or otherwise stopped. As soon as speed was resumed, the sound went away. Most of the time it dies unless the gas peddle is pressed. It starts again immediately when gear is put into neutral,and ignition is turned on.Took it into the Lincoln dealer and diagnostic tests were done,and nothing ...
My car takes three to five turns of the ignition before starting in hot weather or driving for at least 20 minutes in mild weather. When filling up, a lot of air leaves the tank and the pump keeps kicking off every 0.2 gallons. I know that the car needs fuel and keep pumping. After about 2 gallons it takes the fuel without kicking off the pump. The ...
Is it safe to hook up a cigarette lighter to a 60 amp ignition switch? Thank you, Carol
I would like to know if I am having an electrical problem if my key gets stuck in the ignition where I cannot turn it to the off position, I have to sit and wait for it to click to turn it to the off position and get the key out? I know sometimes you have to play with the way your wheels are turned or make sure you are in park but this isn't the case. HELP
I have a 1995 Pontiac Grand AM SE with 200,000 kms. I need to repair air conditioning, brake system and ignition, all for $ 2000. Is it worth it in your opinion to spend this money on this car? The car is in immaculate shape no rust at all. Will the car be safe to commute to work everyday 50 kms or do you think that it's still a death trap once it is ...
I came out of the grocery store to find my car dead. Tried to get a jump; nothing. When I turn the key in the ignition, it clicks once then nothing happens. The bell for the door rings and my dash indicator lights come on. What could this be?

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