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Starting issue contour 99

(1999 Ford Contour)
in Marshfield, MO on November 19, 2013
99 ford contour. When u turn key over it clicks. U can keep repeating that process for awhile and only get a click. But if u shake the steering wheel and turn over it starts. What's going on?
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of Greg's Orange Auto on November 20, 2013
svae time and money and get a diag and est
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on November 20, 2013
2 possibilities from your info. Ignition cylinder (lock cylinder) is failing and needs replaced. Or, neutral position safety is starting to wear and not read the neutral or park position. It is located on top of the trans. usually under the shifter cable arm.
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on January 12, 2014
I fixed it, ended up being the battery cable was spliced together incorrectly. I replaced the cable with a solid cable (no splicing) and fixed the problem. thanks tho
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