Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Orlando, Florida
Rep Power: 25
intermittent starting problem - ignition switch bad?
Replaced battery and starter. Still the car starts intermittently (more non-starts). When generator runs, 14.7 V at battery terminals. Battery itself has 12.5 V.
This is what I found.
When it doesn't start, the dashboard signs (warning signs) don't light up at ON position. Wiggle gear lever until the signs light up. And turn to START. Engine starts most of the time. Without the signs lit up, no start.
Is the ignition switch the most likely culprit? Is it a complicated repair?
I have the shop manual if I decide to do it myself.
2005 Vulan Flex Fuel 120k miles
06 Taurus SE, 97 F150, 08 Impala