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Old 05-16-2008, 06:15 AM   #1
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EOC killed my car?

Went to crank this morning and nothing. No turning of the starter, not even any dash lights. Battery is good, a jump does nothing. No main fuses blown. Bump starting would not get it going. Pushing it back up the hill was no fun.

My theory? EOC has killed my car. A typical person uses their ignition switch twice per trip - once to turn the car on, once to turn it off. I estimate that I use my ignition switch a minimum of 20 times per trip with all the EOC that I do. That means that my ignition switch will wear out 10 times faster than the average driver. I replaced a bad ignition switch about 4 years ago in this car - it died due to non EOC issues. I have a log of miles / time put on this ignition switch from new to dead. A new ignition switch is $48 from AutoZone.

I will confirm tonight when I get home from work whether or not it is the ignition switch. I have thought this may happen ever since I started EOC'ing.

Along with starter wear, this is definitely something to think about while EOC'ing!
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:45 AM   #2
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install an ignition or fuel kill switch ASAP.
http://causeforalarm.thecarthing.com...ill/index.html
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http://causeforalarm.thecarthing.com...ill/index.html

you're absolutely right... replace the ignition switch and leave it alone.
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:52 PM   #3
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yea the whole tumblar assembly gets worn out easy on alot of cars and liek you discovered it aint cheap to fix but a necessary part :P
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So it wasn't my ignition switch. My (+) battery lead that goes to the fuse box has corroded and broken in half. I have thought of putting a kill button in for a while so I don't have to wear out my ignition.
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