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    Thread: My cab only runs if I hold the key down. cuts off as soon as I let go. Need help!

    1. 10-03-2012 03:23 PM #1
      I just replaced the ignition switch but to no avail. As soon as I let go of the key the engine cuts off. I have also replaced both fuel pumps, fuel accumulator, and fuel filter. Any Ideas??

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      10-03-2012 09:06 PM #2
      im ganna ask someone on here who is like a cabby god so if you see a post by briano1234 read it
      Last edited by TravisTheD; 10-03-2012 at 09:12 PM.
      if your ganna be dumb you gatta be tough lol

      tight is tight, to tight is broken

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      10-03-2012 09:14 PM #3
      well just a little.

      Are you holding the key in the start or run position?
      Have you Jumpered out the fuel pump relay?
      Grounds, Grounds, Grounds Replace them things.
      Divorces, Great Coffee, and Electrics, all start with GOOD Grounds.

      Another Useless Ground Thread
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      HAVE YOU CHECKED THE FAQ's ABOVE..PAGE 3 Thread 75? Why bother no one else does.

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      10-04-2012 10:34 AM #4
      Was it doing the same thing before swapping the switch?
      Where did you get the switch from?
      Did you replace the key tumbler also?

      If you had the same problem before the switch and didn't replace the tumbler that would be my first guess
      If its a new problem after replacing the switch I would say you either have a bad switch of a bad install.

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