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Hi I am Mike
Hi Mike, the most common cause of the problem you are having is a defective starter relay, which is causing the starter to remain engaged.
I have replaced that
sorry about not telling you initialy
That is ok.
Here is the system wiring diagram
The diagram did not come through. is there a place in the started cabling taht may be shorting the starter to be on. My bother said that their maybe a hard ware problem involving the ignition module
YesGO to B2.
NoREPAIR ground. GO to B2 .
YesGO to B3 .
NoOpen circuit or high resistance exists in external circuit wiring or components. CHECK the following:
YesREFER to Symptom Chart in this section.
NoWorn or damaged fender apron relay. REMOVE and REPLACE relay.
my daughter would leave the key in the run position
If anything you may have a defective ignition switch.
You mean the module or the mechanical portion that holds the key
I received the diagram thank you
Not the key and tumbler , but the actual ignition switch, inside the steering column. If you need replacement instructions I can send them for you.
I is this what the ignition module attaches to
could you send the instruction anyway. thank you
To install ignition switch, reverse removal procedure.
I have already done this
no I did not. I will have to try this. I just replaced the ignation module. which does not need the steering colum to be droped
Ok, you were starting to scare me.
This is a diagram i have not seen. I am not shure about the Ignition switch . This is as hard as walking someone through fixing a computer over the phone.
I understand completely.
The diagram is of the steering column without the plastic
I will try this tomorrow. Thank you. how would I get a hold of you to let you know if it worked or not.
does the Ignition switch have a moveable bayonet type lug on the top that alligns with the mechical portion of the key housing
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Yes it slides back and forth
The ignition switch (11572) has blade-type terminals that engage with one multiple connector. The multiple connector is secured to the ignition switch by integral locking fingers.
The lock cylinder positions are ACC, LOCK, OFF, RUN and START. With column shift automatic transmissions, the lock cylinder key can be removed from the lock cylinder only when the shift lever is in PARK position and the key is in LOCK position. The ACC position operates while the steering and transmission systems remain locked. Turning the key to OFF position shuts off the engine without locking the steering or transmission systems.
I have replace it already.
Here is a picture what the ignition switch looks like
Yes I replaced that. I may have just made a mistake when I repaired the ground cable.With the information you gave me It will be a lot easier to find out what I did wrong.
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I have to leave. because my grand kids need to come home from the dance. I will let you know what the results are. Thank You again. You have been very helpful. I will gladly accept.
Awesome, and thank you very much!