Lately, my ignition switch has started acting up. The other day I
started it with some difficulty, figuring that was because it had gotten
cold the previous night. I drove it about twenty meters, and it died on
me. I cranked it for the longest time, figuring I'd flooded it. After a
while I noticed that the blower wasn't working with the key in the run
position, but, when I grabbed the key that time, the blower came on. So
I held the key in that position, and it started right up. Since then,
the problem happened once again.
What is most likely the problem? I haven't tried turning the switch
directly, except with the key, which didn't work, so I gave up before I
stripped the switch. It seems odd that the starter would work, but the
ignition wouldn't, although I suppose, since they're on separate
circuits, they could go out separately. It just seems like the starter
switch should go first, since it has a spring in it, but, then, the key
does often get turned roughly through the run position.
Is this probably something that can be easily fixed? I don't really want
to have to replace the ignition switch.
'72 TR6 CC79338U(being restored)