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Ok so I'm well versed with replacing the ignition module, done it a few times. But lately its been taking a hard twist as well as a couple times, to get it to start. So I pulled out the module to adjust it one tooth over. Well then it was starting auotmatically on the second click-no need to twist it clockwise all the way to the spring loaded position. I tried out 2 different ignition modules. Now I have to twist all the way clockwise and then slightly back it off to get it to crank. And it may take a couple tries at doing that technique. Is my solenoid going bad on the starter or could this be the underhood fusebox with cracked traces.
Its a nice present for me on my birthday! yea right...:doh:
 

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Sounds like switch is bad if you tried all tooth combonations.
 

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Sounds like switch is bad if you tried all tooth combonations.
I tried two different modules too though. One had been it from the beginning that I cleaned up the contacts and had as a spare. the other has been in maybe clost to 2 years and I cleaned the contacts in it too. I am going to try another brand new one.
 

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Kevin, try aligning the teeth correctly on the ignition switch. I used this video for mine and it went super smooth.

https://youtu.be/1PqznH9ADgA
 

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I bought a new Dorman switch and put it in and all is fine. I've had this switch in and out a dozen times on mine and others so I know about the tooth alignment. It was the old switch going bad from Oreillys so quick (2 yrs) compared to the stock which was 5 years old when it went out. they had the Dorman for $31 plus tax so getting one online for $18 identical and in 3 days was much better, both with lifetime warranty.
 

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Even though I haven't needed it (knock on Kevin's head) I carry a new ignition switch in my glove box.
 

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I don't think it matters which brand ignition switch you use, they all go out eventually. I'm on my 3rd switch, 1 from the parts counter and 1 AC Delco from Amazon.
 

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For me, parts counter=got at Chevy dealer.
 
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