car only stays running when the starter is cranking, let off key and it doesnt stay runing, im pretty shure my ignition switch is messed up, but just wondering if you guys have any other ideas before i replace it.
Turn the switch to "on". Use a votlmeter at the + on the coil and the other lead to the block or any good ground. If you are getting 8 volts or more at the coil then the key is good.
Or, remove the + wire from the coil. Then use a jumper wire from battery + the coil +.
Then use a screwdriver to jump across the solenoid to crank the motor. if it starts you just hot wired your car, they are soo easy to steal.
Bottom line, if you don't check the voltage at the coil you are just throwing money at the car.
The wire red w/green stripe off your ing sw you need to see if it has power at the coil while the key is turn to the on position. If there is no power there, check at the ing sw same color wire.
The reason your car starts while starting is that the start sol and providing power to the brown wire that feeds 12v to the coil while starting. so that mean the wiring from the fire wall to the coil is good. The problem is from the fire wall to the Key switch.