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Since i baught this car the ignition switch has worked 1 out of every 10 times...maybe. Eventually i just put a button (and a fuse)between the battery and the starter...When i turn the key i hear the relays switch (those under the passenger side dash as well as under the hood) but my started doesn't kick. The mickey mouse button seems to work more often but is still irratic. Before i buy a very pricy switch and all new relays what do ya'll suggest i try?
 

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> Since i baught this car the ignition switch
> has worked 1 out of every 10 times...maybe.
> Eventually i just put a button (and a
> fuse)between the battery and the
> starter...When i turn the key i hear the
> relays switch (those under the passenger
> side dash as well as under the hood) but my
> started doesn't kick. The mickey mouse
> button seems to work more often but is still
> irratic. Before i buy a very pricy switch
> and all new relays what do ya'll suggest i
> try?
 

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SOUNDS LIKE YOUR JUMPING THE GUN
THROWING PARTS AT THE PROBLEM MIGHT FIX IT. BUY WHY GUESS AND GO.
FIRST PURCHASE A 12 VOLT TEST LIGHT; A D.V.O.M. (DIGITAL VOLT OHM METER);
A WIRING DIAGRAM, AND ABOUT 1/2 LB. OF PATIENCE. CHECK FOR 12 VOLT POWER FEED TO SWITCH AT THE IGN. SWITCH CONNECTOR. LOCATE FEED WIRE TO THE
STARTER RELAY. INSERT THE KEY, INSERT TEST LIGHT AT BACK OF CONNECTOR TO THE STARTER FEED WIRE. TURN KEY.
DOES IT LIGHT UP? TRY IT A COUPLE OF TIMES, IF IT LIGHTS UP EVERY TIME YOUR SWITCH IS FUNCTIONING PER INTENT OF DESIGN. IF IT DOESN'T LIGHT UP, YES YOU NEED TO REPLACE YOUR IGN. SWITCH. IF THE SWITCH IS WORKING, PERFORM A VOLTAGE DROP TEST FROM THE IGN. SWITCH CONNECTOR TO THE STARTER RELAY. IT SHOULD BE LESS THAN 0.03 TO 0.05 VOLTS. IF ITS MORE YOU HAVE A POOR OR CORROTED CONNECTION. FIX IT CLEAN OR REPLACE. IF THE VOLTAGE DROP TEST RESULTS ARE O.K., CHECK YOU STARTER CONNECTIONS VOLTAGE DROP TEST, OHM TEST MAY GIVE YOU A FAULTY READING AND COST YOU TIME AND MONEY. YOUR FRIEND THE VOLTAGE DROP TEST IS LIKE VIAGRA IT WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN. BE SURE YOU CHEK ALL BATTERY CABLES AND ENGINE GROUNDS BE FOR YOU DO ANY OF THESE THINGS. IF YOU DON'T , YOU MAY FIND YOUR SELF KICKING YOU OWN #$%. LET US KNOW
 

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Kent, I had the same problem. It turned out to be dirty contacts inside the starter solenoid. I disassembled mine and removed the plunger ,then I sprayed gumout inside the solenoid and forced a rag down in the hole to wipe the contacts clean. I put it back together and it has worked perfectly for last 5 months.Hopefully you have the same problem and can fix it this way. Later,norm
 
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