1992 Century won't start sometimes when hot

06-01-2010, 11:52 AM
Hello people, my uncle's '92 century will start in the morning but sometimes after the engine has warmed up if you turn the engine off, go shopping and try to start the car again all the lights in the dashboard will work and will act like the car is trying to start but there is no cranking noise, I've run a cable and a switch from the battery straight to the starter motor and this is a temporary fix, I guess there must be something wrong under the dashboard. What do you people think?

Thanks in advance.

06-02-2010, 09:27 AM
sounds like a possible out of adjustment ignition switch. The switch is mounted on the top of the steering column, and is activated by a rod that runs from the key cylinder. The mounting holes are slotted and can become misaligned with age causing your symptoms.

06-02-2010, 11:20 PM
Thanks richtazz, how should I re-adjust the switch? Do I need to take down the hole column or will it be possible if I only remove a plastic cover, the ignition switch or something else?.


06-04-2010, 08:56 AM
if you remove the lower dash cover, you may be able to get to the 2 mounting screws without dropping the column down.

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