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Old November 2nd, 2006, 01:33 PM
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Ignition help

Problem: Truck will turnover and start but as soon as the key is turned back from"start" and in the "on" position it dies. If I start the truck and then hold the key just back from where the starter kicks over it will continue to run. I wired a toggle switch from the 2nd hot on the back side of the ignition to one of the wires on the backside of the ignition so now to start the truck you flick on the toggle and turn the key as if it worked. once the truck is running you must kill it with the toggle.
So, my question is what needs to be replaced????? any ideas would be appreciated. It is a 97 if it makes a difference.
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 02:09 PM
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Check the continuity of the ignition switch. Sounds like it is bad. They tend to loosen up (they are only crimpled together) over time and then they don't work correctly. Also see if the white plastic part of the ignition switch wiggles, that will point to a bad ignition switch.
PRC8230 I think is the part #.
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