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My 2000 Malibu will turn over but not start. The gauges on the dash will not even come on. As I tried and tried to crank it. I noticed one time that the gauges did not start working and it did not start, but went dead a few seconds later. I can jiggle the key around and get the car to crank, and sometimes drive for miles, and sometimes within 1/2 block the car will die in the middle of the road. Also the key is hard to get outta ignition. I have to pull the key a hair and turn off and pull out in one motion for it to release. So, I am thinking that it has to be the ignition switch. ??? I have a mechanic that says he can fix it, but my brother (that works for GM dealership) says that only a dealer can fix it because of anti-theft security system and such. I need your help. Can a mechanic not at a dealership fix this (he says no problem)? Do you think it is the ignition switch?


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