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Thread: Click-No-Start (Starter, Ignition Switch and other Culprits)

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    Re: Click-No-Start (Starter, Ignition Switch and other Culprits)

    ah, thanks for clarifying and the extra detail Tim!

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    Re: Click-No-Start (Starter, Ignition Switch and other Culprits)

    I was having an intermittent start issue and after reading the posts and going through the steps finally found success with a new ignition switch. Or so I thought. After a few months the problem came back. Went back through everything and out of curiosity installed a second ignition switch and the problem seemed solved again. Now I'm having the same problem again. Any clue as to what could be damaging the ignition switch?

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    Re: Click-No-Start (Starter, Ignition Switch and other Culprits)

    Sir goofy,
    I would suspect yours may be a situation of the sum of all things. As Tim discusses in post #45, the resistance in the circuit builds over time with age and even small amounts of corrosion. Eventually you aren't getting enough voltage to the starter to adequately energize the solenoid. By changing the ignition switch you may have reduced the resistance by just enough to fix it until the new part started to get a little wear. Also in post#45 Tim explains how to install a Bosch relay kit. These were originally designed for air-cooled VWs to alleviate voltage drop from age and the distance the current had to travel and work well for their intended purpose. I have personallly installed a few of these( including one on a Subaru) with good results and will putting one on one of my vans soon for the same symptoms described in this thread. Might be worth looking into.

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