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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Electronic Ignition Pickup
If your car has an electronic distributor ignition system and the engine stalls or car does not start, you may have to replace the ignition pickup.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Ignition Lock Cylinder
Common signs include the car not starting, the key getting stuck in the ignition or not going in, and issues power on the vehicle.
How Does a Push-Button Start Work?
For the vast majority of people, cranking your car involves getting the key out, sliding it into the ignition, and turning it to the “run” position. However, if you have a push-button start...
Is a Keyless Push-Button Ignition More Reliable?
Vehicle starting systems have evolved significantly since their inception. When automobiles were initially introduced, you had to manually crank the engine over with a handle on the front of your engine compartment. The next...
How Often Should the Ignition System Be Inspected?
Your ignition system is a critical part of both your car and daily driving experience. If it isn't working correctly, you could experience anything from poor engine operation to engine stall or failure to...
What Is the Difference Between Conventional, Electronic and Distributor-less Ignition Systems?
If you’re like many people, you know that when you turn the key in your ignition, the engine cranks and you’re able to drive your car. However, you might not know how that ignition...

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How Do the Three Types of Vehicle Ignition Systems Differ From Each Other?
I'm going to commit the unpardonable sin and "assume" that the three types of ignition systems being referred to are the points, coil pack, and coil-on-plug. There are actually four types of vehicle ignition systems. Points-type ignition systems that were...
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How do you use the push button start system?
Your car is equipped with a push button start/stop system. While this is definitely more convenient than using a conventional key, there are a few things that might take some getting used to. Here’s what you should know about using...
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Car with push button start won't start.
Hi, If by struggling you mean it cranks slow, low battery voltage might be the cause. Normal voltage on a fully charged car battery is 12.6 volts. On a vehicle like yours with a push button start, once the...
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Car not starting after performance chip install
Hi, your car may be in anti-theft mode. The system may not recognize your key. The ani-theft mode and wiring may also be defective. In order to have this issue properly diagnosed, I would have a technician come and inspect your...
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Is a Push-Button Ignition as Reliable as a Keyed Ignition?
Keyed ignitions and push-button ignitions are vastly different, yet they work equally well. In fact, push button ignitions are becoming more of the norm. For a highly technical, electronic system to be considered more preferable to an older, less technical...
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ignition control module keeps failing
This could be either the ignition control module or the ECM which gives direction to the ignition control module. I would start by checking the power supply to the ignition control module to see if it is receiving any power...
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Key won't always start the car
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2006 Saturn Vue. This sounds like the contacts in the ignition switch are worn and not making good contact when turning the key every time. I recommend having the ignition electrical switch...
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I just put my car and park, and the ignition key wont turn all the way back to release the key. It turns once back, then stops.
A few things to try. 1 - Wiggle the key in the ignition while trying to turn it. 2 - Move the shifter to neutral and back to park a couple of times, then try to turn it again. 3...
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My 2014 Honda Vezel shows a smart key system warning even though the key is within range
Hi, this problem appeared on 2013 Honda cars (Technical Support Bulletin 13-101), and may have been extended to 2014 models since the problem persists. If a problem code of B12D1 is also associated with this fault, the sub relay box...
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Will the steering column stop the dash from working?
If you have another key, try using that before investing into repairs. The most likely problem is the EIS - Electronic Ignition Switch, which is common as they age. As this is a costly repair, I suggest having a professional...
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Panel lights on with ignition off
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that you are having some sort of electrical or wiring issue. A few things I would check are the ignition switch, the clutch / neutral safety switch, and the associated relays and...
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Car stalled and would not start - 2013 Ford Fusion
Hi there. This could be a concern with the push start button itself. While the push start button has been around for a short while, it's still not a perfect option. This option is taking the place of the mechanical...
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Igntion lock cylinder
I would recommend removing the ignition lock cylinder and trying this again. Many ignition cylinders have small parts called tumblers that require being put together in an exact way. If any of these tumblers are not in their correct position,...
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Take key out car jeeps running sometimes. Then as oil and battery light want go off unless u take it slowly out
It seems as if your ignition switch is malfunctioning. Your ignition switch is the part that you stick your key into. This part is responsible for controlling different circuits based on the position of the key. It seems like the...
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Car turns over, but will not start. The accelerator pedal produces NO change in engine performance.
Hi there. Check the ignition system and see if the spark plugs have any spark. If the spark plugs have no spark, then check for power to the coil. If the there is no power to the coil, then check...
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Are the two ignition modules interchangeable?
The two modules should have a part number clearly indicated on the top, if they are the same, then the modules are interchangeable. If there is a suffix A or B or something like that at the end, there may...
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Rear bank of cylinders has no spark.
Hello. A no spark condition can be caused by a wide variety of issues. If the issues appear to be affecting an entire bank, that is an entire side of the engine, then it may be possible that there is...
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need ignition module for 3.1 v6
I believe all you will need to do is remove the ignition coil assembly(s), and then remove the module from the mounting plate. I don't believe that you should need to remove the starter to get to it. It's been...
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car cranks but wont start
The most common cause of the engine crank no start is loss of ignition spark from the ignition system. The distributor is known to have internal shaft oil leaks that will short out the internal cam and crankshaft sensors and...
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Car won't start but the electrical stuff is working
A no-start or start-then-stalls issue can be caused by a couple of different things. A bad smart key can be one of them. Use the second smart key provided with the vehicle to try starting the vehicle. If it starts,...

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