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I have noticed when I turn the key car will start and sometimes it won't.

(2008 Ford Escape)
in Weslaco, TX on August 28, 2013
When it doesn't start on noise from engine. I keep turning key and it will start. Has a new battery.
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on August 28, 2013
the assembly that the ignition switch slides in has too much play in it. have to turn off and on several times to start. assembly can be replaced. did one same concern couple months ago. take to a dealer. takes couple of hours to replace.
on August 28, 2013
Will check that, thanks. So its not the starter?
on August 28, 2013
probably not.
on August 28, 2013
Do you have check engine light on? If so, get a free read at an autozone and post the codes to further assist you.
on August 28, 2013
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