It will start about once out of every ten tries

Tiny
MIKEY PEGGY
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  • 1988 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • 21,800 MILES
There is a black wire with a half circle lead end mounted next to the ignition lock on my 1988 town car what is this? Everything is new in the ignition system. Otherwise it just turns over. Is that wire causing this because it is fitting loose?
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 AT 5:20 AM

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Tiny
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What is it mounted to? Based on what you described, it sounds like a ground.
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 AT 5:32 AM
Tiny
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It's mounted right on the housing(or cylinder ) of the lock and tumbler
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 AT 5:39 AM
Tiny
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Then it is a ground.
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 AT 5:46 AM
Tiny
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Thanks. If it's loose, could that cause my problem with turn over but not starting?
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 AT 5:50 AM
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Yes.
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 AT 5:56 AM
Tiny
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Thanks ! I appreciate the help !
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 AT 5:58 AM
Tiny
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Let me know how thing work out for you
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 AT 6:00 AM

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