Mechanics

UPON TRYING TO START MY THE KEY/IGNITION GOT STUCK IN THE START POSITION AND THE CAR DID NOT START. AFTER JERKING THE WHEEL TO GET THE KEY OUT I TRIED AGAIN. NOT A SOUND FROM THE STARTER OR ANYTHING. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

1995 Mercury Villager • 150,000 miles

A strange smell was noticeable while this happened.


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JaredMoose
January 27, 2012.



Did something overheat?

Nothing, the car had run just fine the night prior. At first I thought it was the starter or starter relay but it was neither. Could it be a bad ignition switch?

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JaredMoose
Jan 27, 2012.