Signs of a Bad Ignition Switch

 

Signs of a Bad Ignition SwitchWhen you put the key in the ignition of a vehicle and turn it the vehicle should start up right away. When the key is turned an electrical pathway is created to get the engine up and running, and it all starts with the ignition switch. Pay attention to these symptoms, it could mean it is time for ignition repair.

Car won't Start

One of the most general signs of a bad ignition switch is if the car won't start when you turn the key. Normal wear and tear will cause ignition switches to go bad. Numerous other things can prevent your car from starting though.

Vehicle Stalls

If your vehicle suddenly shuts off while driving or idling this is a good sign of a bad ignition switch.

Dashboard Lights Flicker

One of the more obscure signs of a faulty ignition switch is if the dashboard lights go on and off while driving.

Key will not Turn

Having jiggle the key in the ignition in order to get it to even turn is another sign of a bad ignition switch.

No Noise from the Starter Motor

A good way to determine if you have ignition problems or starter problems is to listen to see if you can hear the starter motor actuate. If you can hear nothing there is actually a better chance you have ignition trouble because a bad starter motor will usually produce a click, versus no sound at all.

If your car won't start, or won't start every time you turn the key, there is a good chance of a bad ignition switch. To properly diagnose the issue bring your vehicle to a professional auto repair technician. For expert ignition repair in Phoenix visit the team at Greg Clark Automotive Specialists. We strive to provide the highest quality service for all makes and models. To learn more about our facility or to request expert auto repair in Phoenix give our team a call at (602) 353-7431 today.


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Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ