Why Do You Have to Wiggle Your Key in the Ignition Switch to Get Your Car to Start?

In your car, the ignition switch is the method by which you start your vehicle. Turning the key in the ignition switch closes the circuit allowing current to flow through the ignition system. If you need to wiggle the key to get the current to flow, then there is a problem that needs to be addressed.

There are two possible problems with your ignition system if you must wiggle your key to get the car to start. When the switch does not turn unless you wiggle the key, then there is excessive wear inside the switch. If the starter will not crank or cranks slowly when you turn the key, then the mechanism that closes the circuit is corroded.

Come to Bowman Auto Center in Clarkston, MI when your ignition is not working correctly for a quick diagnosis and repair.

 

 

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