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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Question: My car wont start with the key.

 

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ehairston, Winston Salem, NC, February 29, 2012, 08:47
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I have changed the starter and the key works the ignition but it is not firing the starter. I ran a straight wire to the starter and can start it that way but not with my key. What could be wrong

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    j-m from Carolina Auto Repair, February 29, 2012, 09:19
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    It is possible the ignition switch is bad.It is possible the ignition switch is bad or you have a problem with the wiring harness from the switch to the starter.check the switch out first .

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    ehairston, February 29, 2012, 09:43
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    I changed the wiring harness and the switch but it maybe bad I got a used one ok is there a way i can test the switch before I put it all back

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