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WHEN STARTING CAR , IT DIES WHEN THE IGNITION SWITCH IS REKEASED BUT WILL STAY RUNNING IF YOU HOLD THE SWITCH IN START POSITION.

1984 Ford Tempo • 5,000 miles

Car dies when you release the key switch
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Dock1155
November 2, 2011.



Ignition module sounds like it has failed. Common failure with the old EEC systems.

Roy

Also could be your primary circuit to the coil is open or defective ignition switch

Rasmataz
Nov 2, 2011.
I'd go with bad out of proper adjustment ignition switch.

Tiny
Fixitmr
Nov 4, 2011.