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  • 2000 Intrepid WEIRD STARTING PROBLEM - what might it be?

    Been awhile since I've been on the forums due to life getting in the way.

    Have a weird thing with my stepson's 2000 Intrepid. He said it wouldn't start so I checked it. Battery seems good as lights, gauges, radio, etc. work. I turned the key and heard the fuel pump working, but it wouldn't crank. Checked to see if it were not perfectly in park and neutral- it was. Gave the steering wheel a good hard 30-40 degree turn to the left while turning the key and voila-it started like a champ. Let it run awhile and then tried another start--nothing but the fuel pump whirring. Slapped the steering wheel to the left again while turning the key and it started right up. I know something's amiss, but exactly what. Please give this novice mechanic some ideas. Thanks.
    "Semper ubi sub ubi"

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    I'll forward this and get back to you.
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    bringin' em back ~ to the Dodge Mahal !!....

    Where old Magnums can find a home.. :angel:

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    • #3
      I would check first is to take the cover off the steering column to check the wiring around the ignition lock cylinder. I don't know if that car has a theft deterrent but if it does maybe there is something going on with the wiring in the column
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      bringin' em back ~ to the Dodge Mahal !!....

      Where old Magnums can find a home.. :angel:

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      • #4
        https://youtu.be/aU4e_bCaTvM




        27 bucks. http://www.partsgeek.com/wrkwdlx-dod...gnition+switch
        Last edited by nonstick; 01-25-2016, 11:23 AM.

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