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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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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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Spark plug not getting fire
You should first have the computer scanned for possible codes letting you know the cause of the no start. You may have a bad crankshaft or camshaft sensor. If the engine starts but no spark on one cylinder only then...
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Van won't start it turns I change out fuel pump, coil & got tested on the module
If you are not getting spark from the coil then you will need to test for ignition power on one side of coil and crank signal on the other side. If you have no signal to coil then check the...
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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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Runs for a little bit and dies
In order to isolate the problem you should have the fuel pressure monitored with a pressure gauge hooked up to the fuel rail. As the engine is running monitor fuel pressure when it stalls out to see if pressure drops...
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Car cranks, but won't turn over
There is a number of tests that would need to be done on this vehicle to narrow the problem down to an ignition, computer or fuel system problem. Have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come and test the computer...
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Won't start anymore
Hello. It sounds like you have a fuel system issue. If the vehicle was running with bad fuel in it then that fuel may have caused the fuel pump to fail or it may have clogged the fuel filter or...
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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 cuts off when driving. I replaced the plugs, coil, fuel pump, plug wires, and the gas cap. The light came on for the gas cap.
Hi there. Check the fuel pump relay and see if the relay is working. It is possible that the relay could be getting hot or have a loose connection within the relay causing the relay to stop working from time...
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Have a 3.8 and I changed the spark control module and the code keeps coming up 1993 Pontiac Bonneville
Hello - regarding your ignition system problem - it sounds like replacing the spark control module wasn't the correct "fix". Without knowing what problem code was set, it's hard to know what the correct response should be. If you can...
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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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