1990 Dodge Shadow Base 4 Cyl 2.2L
how can i check if its a faulty ignition switch when the diy says" while its running" when it wont start at all
the check engine, oil lamp and park brake lights come on when i turn the key. if i wiggle the key it sometimes turns the heater fans on briefly. no cranking/clicking/whirling noises. battery is good. the temp just dropped into the -30s but never had problems starting before in cold. a few weeks prior to the "no start" i would start my car but the blower, and signal lights would not work occasionally. i eventually figured it out that if i turned the key back a few mm after starting it, the blower and blinkers would work
J and K AUTOMOTIVE TOWING AND REPAIR 1/12/2011
The ignition switch in a vehicle is responsible for sending a signal to the starter motor so that the engine will start. While the switch has no scheduled service life, in most vehicles it lasts quite a long time. If the switch fails, however, you won't be able to start your vehicle. But before replacing it, check to see if the ignition switch is in fact faulty.