1995 CHEVROLET LUMINA IGNITION

  • Tiny
  • dfolaron
  • 1995 Chevrolet Lumina
  • 96,000 miles

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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Saturday, October 5th, 2013 AT 7:39 PM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Dan:
Have you checked the starter relay?

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Saturday, October 5th, 2013 AT 8:09 PM
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  • dfolaron
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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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Sunday, October 6th, 2013 AT 8:17 PM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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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.

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Sunday, October 6th, 2013 AT 8:27 PM
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THANK YOU from this old retiree - will proceed with replacing the ignition switch

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Monday, October 7th, 2013 AT 6:29 AM
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Did the relay help? I have the same problem

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Monday, October 7th, 2013 AT 6:44 AM
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  • dfolaron
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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.

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 AT 7:40 PM
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Glad you got it fixed.

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 AT 8:44 AM

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