IGNITION

1995 Chevrolet Lumina

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dfolaron

October, 5, 2013 AT 7:39 PM

Car sometimes starts and other times does nothing when ignition to start.
Had battery and starter checked - both good - activated solenoid by jumping terminals - starter cranks motor. Could it be the ignition switch or key lock - why would it be erratic?
Condition more frequent than when first started.
Dan

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Jacobandnickolas

October, 5, 2013 AT 8:09 PM

Dan: Have you checked the starter relay?

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dfolaron

October, 6, 2013 AT 8:17 PM

Thanks for reply - Is that the same as the ignition switch located on the lower end of the steering column?
I see no mention of a starter relay in my Haynes manual. Where would it be located?
Dan

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Jacobandnickolas

October, 6, 2013 AT 8:27 PM

Sorry, I was thinking it was an 05 not a 95. IF it has a starter relay, it will be under the hood in the relay box. If it doesn't, chances are the ignition switch is the problem.

Tiny

dfolaron

October, 7, 2013 AT 6:29 AM

THANK YOU from this old retiree - will proceed with replacing the ignition switch

Tiny

Lz1zjj

October, 7, 2013 AT 6:44 AM

Did the relay help? I have the same problem

Tiny

dfolaron

October, 8, 2013 AT 7:40 PM

Yes, it was the ignition switch. A difficult replacement job since you need to disattach the steering column, remove the switch in tight quarters and very difficult to remove the wire bundles.

Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

October, 9, 2013 AT 8:44 AM

Glad you got it fixed.

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