Re: [DML] Re: ignition delay issue
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Re: [DML] Re: ignition delay issue

To troubleshoot this, I'd hook up a test light to the
ignition switch and see if the times it doesn't start,
it still lights.  If it does light, but the car still
doesn't turn over, this would indicate the switch is
working properly, and the problem's somewhere down the
line.  On the other hand, if the light doesn't light,
and the car won't turn over, then you know the
problems in the switch, or the power source to the


--- Harold McElraft <hmcelraft@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> This could be several things but the first thing
> that comes to mind 
> is the ignition switch. Not the key lock mechanism
> but the actual 
> electrical switch behind it. The symptom you explain
> is common of the 
> switch. But, you have to disconnect it and perform
> some tests to 
> isolate the problem. I would start performance
> testing at the start 
> inhibit relay. Does the ignition switch activate it
> every time? Does 
> the relay send power to the solenoid every time,
> etc., etc?
> Harold McElraft - 3354
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "mass_delorean"
> <mass_delorean@...> 
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Group,
> > 
> > I'm calling out for help re: an occasional problem
> that has just 
> > started on my D.  More often now than when the
> weather was warmer, 
> but 
> > I will turn the ignition key and the motor wont
> turn over.  All 
> other 
> > electrical is fine.  I changed the battery and
> connections ar 
> tight. 
> > I turn the key about 10 times in a row and then it
> starts right up 
> as 
> > normal.
> > 
> > Has anyone experienced this in the past and could
> give me a hint of 
> > where to start?
> > 
> > Many thanks,
> > Bob
> > #1126
> >

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