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10-25-03, 05:45 AM   #1  
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fuel problem

i've replaced the fuel pump and now the car still will not stay on.I've turn the key and the car starts then turns off. the only way the car stays on is if I turn the key and hold it all the way to the right. what can I do my car is an aucra legend(1993) Please help i'm lost.

 
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10-25-03, 08:02 AM   #2  
Sounds like a bad ignition switch.

 
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10-25-03, 08:02 AM   #3  
For starters, was the fuel pump diagnosed as bad or was it replaced as a guess to fix the problem? Joe Cool will be along to ask you if you've been through his "Basics", so that would be a good place to start.

 
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10-25-03, 09:00 AM   #4  
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yes the fuel pump was the problem.now i can't understand why the car still has problems staying started.

 
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10-25-03, 10:22 AM   #5  
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Check your wires, sounds like you have gotten them mixed at on the pump.

 
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10-25-03, 02:14 PM   #6  
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I was lucky enough to get the car started and drove it home. When I got home the car was running just fine,until i turn the key off.The car will not start again unless I hold the ignition key all the way on.

 
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10-25-03, 02:17 PM   #7  
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Sounds like a worn out/out of adjustment lock/switch assembly.

 
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10-25-03, 02:20 PM   #8  
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would that cause the car to shut off and only run when the key is turn all the way to the right and held there?

 
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10-25-03, 05:46 PM   #9  
Yes, definately. Both positions of the switch have individual outputs for running power and one of them is not supplying power. It's not that uncommon in Jap cars. Do you have dash lights and accessory power when key is turned to the "on" not the start position?

 
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10-26-03, 04:35 AM   #10  
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yes i do if i hold the key back to the left a little the car stays runnning but the the key will not stay in the correct postion.

 
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10-26-03, 02:44 PM   #11  
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Sounds like a bad switch, yes.

 
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