Join Date: May 2014
Location: Wicklow Town Ireland
I don't know how old your car is,on the early model when you turn the ignition on the power goes to the fuel pump & the ignition,when you turn to start it there is power going to the starter and to a second feed to the coil to boost the power
It looks like you have no power to the coil in position 1 on the key But when you turn to position 2 it will start because the coil is getting power from the boost connection from the starter.
1) get a test lamp and see if you have constant power to the coil.
2) check if you have constant feed to the pump
If you put the car in reverse gear and turn the ignition on and listen for fuel pumping........then while in reverse gear turn it to starting position and see if you hear a different sound.
The fact that you can drive short distance 's makes me think you have an overheating coil,or the resistor on the coil is faulty.
You are near Tallagh auto parts and these are cheap.
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