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ignition starting issues help please. 2 tries required.
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Posted by jarrald [Email] (more from jarrald) on Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:09:50 Share Post by Email
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1999 9-5 SE 2.3
almost every time I turn the key the car powers up but starter does not engage. on second try most of time the starter engages and car fires right up strong. sometimes it works on first try and sometimes takes 3 tries but 90% of the time it take 2 tries to start the car. I replaced the electrical ignition switch in the center console thinking it may be going bad. no change. so... is it a starter issue? or something with computer system? a couple of times only over the past few months the SID did display KEY NOT ACCEPTED after 2 or more failed tries. but I try again and it starts OK. figured I am running out of time here. any ideas? TIA

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