5 Common Signs You Need Ignition Repair

5 Common Signs You Need Ignition RepairThe ignition system is one of the main components of the vehicle starting system. When you turn the key it creates an electrical pathway that allows for electricity to flow from the battery to the starter motor. The ignition coil also helps produce large amounts of electricity necessary to make the spark plugs fire, so that they can initiate the motion of the pistons pumping. If you experience any of the following signs of ignition failure be sure to get in touch with an auto repair shop before your car fails to start at all.

Silent Starter Motor

Many people will blame the starter motor for problems actually related to the ignition. To determine if you're having an ignition switch issue or a starter motor problem listen for the sound of the starter motor actuating. If you hear nothing when you turn the key there is a better chance you're having ignition related problems, since a failed starter motor will usually produce a click or repetitive clicking noise.

Dashboard Lights Flicker

A less common, yet still relevant sign of a faulty ignition is your dashboard lights suddenly shutting off or flicker while the car is driving. You may also experience this when first starting your vehicle if the ignition begins to fail.

Key Won't Turn

If you can't turn the key you may have a failed ignition switch. However, be sure you try to jiggle the steering wheel as you turn the key to ensure it is not the steering lock that is preventing you from being able to start the car.

Vehicle Stalls

A faulty ignition switch could result in your vehicle shutting off or stalling while driving down the road or if you're vehicle is stopped.

Car Will Not Start

One of the biggest signs of a failed ignition switch is if the car will not start when the key is turned. Ignition switches may go bad due to regular wear and tear over many years and miles and may occasionally need to be replaced, but they generally last well over 100,000 miles.

Starting problems can be very frustrating but are generally fairly easy to diagnose and repair. If you believe you may need ignition repair in Stevens Point East the team at Auto Select would be happy to help. We offer complete auto repair for all makes and models. Give our AAA approved Stevens Point East auto repair shop a call at (715) 341-1600 to schedule an appointment today.

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