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1997 Cadillac Catera Question: ignition



, 3.0L V6, Binghamton, NY, December 14, 2009, 12:53

i put my key in and try to start it,but there is no resistance when i turn the key.it goes strait to the power posistion

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    December 14, 2009, 14:34

    Sounds like the ignition switch has failed AC Delco Borg Warner ans Standard motor products all manufacture them so it must be a common part that fails, about $135.00 retail

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    Visitor, October 17, 2010, 21:57

    there is also a small metal pin that turns the ignition switch inside the steering column, i had this problem before you could either pull out the ignition switch and turn it with a small screwdriver or hotwire it like i did. if you choose the screwdriver method you will still need the key btw but it will eventuall grind out the ability of the ignition switch to turn to pos #3 (starter )

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