Friend asked me to troubleshoot his Ford Falcon Fairmont III. Car cranks and sparks but won't stay running. It only runs when you hold the key in the run position. Once you let go of the key, it returns to off, shutting off the car.
I initially thought it was a fuel cut off and did the procedure where you leave the key in position 2 for 30 seconds and off for 30 more. Had to physically hold the key in second position so it won't return to off.
Everything points to faulty ignition switch that won't hold position but I'm unfamiliar with Ford's, maybe it's a common quirk that can be easily solved.
Friend claims that there's fuel and car ran fine yesterday