Is it electrical?

Tiny
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In November, I emailed about my 1992 Ford Escort LX with 182,000 miles. My problem is my ignition switch needs replacing about three times a year. Your suggestion was to replace the neutral safety switch which I did. Shortly, thereafter, the ignition switch had to be replaced and I thought maybe it was damaged from the pre-installation of the new switch. Lately, the ignition switch is starting to act like it will need replacing again. Put the key in the ignition and nothing, and on the second attempt the engine kicks over. It is only a matter of time until I put the key in and nothing happens. The ignition switch does come with a 12 month, 12,000 warranty but it isn't the ignition switch in my thinking. It is something else. With the neutral safety switch replaced, any other suggestions. While I am prolonging the inevitable, I really am not ready to purchase another car right now. Thanks.
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Monday, February 26th, 2007 AT 3:34 PM

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Tiny
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HI
aside from what you have replaced there is only one more component actually two in the circuit ,

1. manual lever position sensor ,on transaxle
2. the same wiring goes in to the cluster

here is a diagram to help

you should be able to save it and use your picture viewer to blow it up

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jim

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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/59481_escort2_2.jpg

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Monday, February 26th, 2007 AT 3:49 PM
Tiny
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I am a returning user because of the prompt and useful information received. Local mechanics, while trying to be helpful by replacing various pieces and parts, end up in the end, scratching their heads and telling me they don't know what is wrong with my car. My experience with this website is that the answers are prompt and solution oriented which gives me hope that there actually is something wrong that can be fixed :D
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Monday, February 26th, 2007 AT 4:08 PM
Tiny
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Were you able to see the pci ok enough to see the circuit?

Thanks, jim
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Monday, February 26th, 2007 AT 4:27 PM
Tiny
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Give us a better diagnostic of what the car is doing.
Why do you think it is in the ignition switch?
Is the car turning over?
What is failing in the ignition switch?

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Tuesday, February 27th, 2007 AT 12:17 AM

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