Pontiac Sunfire Ignition

Asked by Jan 20, 2016 at 04:26 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Sunfire

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

To turn on my car I have to turn the ignition switch
forward all the way and hold it. It will start but it's a
slow start. No clicking or anything, I just have to
have the key turned a certain way. Any ideas on
what it could be.

2 Answers

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Having to turn the key all the way clockwise to the "start" position and holding it there until the car is running is normal. However, turning it a "certain way" is not. Have you tried a different key to see if the car does the same thing?

Normally I turn the key and the car starts, but now I have to turn even further back and hold it in a certain spot and it slowly starts to sound like it's going to turn on, if I move it then it stops. When it does start it sounds like it's trying really hard . I barely got it to start just now, I had to move the key forward and back until I found the right spot. I don't have another key so I can't try that.

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