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Q: Ignition cranking too soon.

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My ignition switch is not working correctly. The second it is turned to the first position it tries to crank without even getting to the start position and I have to turn it off.

A: It certainly does sound like there has been...

It certainly does sound like there has been a failure of your ignition switch. This failure could cause the problems you are describing. I would ask for help from a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to check your ignition switch and replace it if it is faulty.

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