2005 Jeep Liberty Starting Issue

Tiny
JEEPLIB2005
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  • 2005 JEEP LIBERTY
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 51,000 MILES
When I last got into my jeep I turned the key power came on but the car didn't start. If I push the key in while turning it, it starts right up. Just wondering why this would start happening and if its something I should fix.

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Thursday, April 16th, 2009 AT 11:54 AM

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Tiny
JAMES W.
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What you describe is worn ign switch contacts. You may want to look into changing the switch soon so it doesn't wear to the point where it leaves you stranded. Hope this helps.
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Thursday, April 16th, 2009 AT 2:08 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the quick answer
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Friday, April 17th, 2009 AT 6:43 AM
Tiny
JAMES W.
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I checked to see if there was any adjustment on the ign switch to compensate for wear, but apparently not. Hope the diagrams help.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248092_liberty_1_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248092_liberty_2_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248092_liberty_3_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248092_liberty_5_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248092_liberty_6_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248092_liberty_4_1.jpg

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Friday, April 17th, 2009 AT 1:14 PM
Tiny
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Turns out it wasn't the switch itself but a shaft that connects the key to the switch.
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 AT 6:53 AM
Tiny
JAMES W.
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Glad you found it. Usually the switch starts to "jam" and gives problem, but in automotive, anything's possible.
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 AT 11:10 PM

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