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The honda ignition switches are common failures. It sounds very likely to be your problem. Not the lock cylinder. The plastic switch. What happens is the plastic gets worn out from the metal spindle on the back of the lock cylinder to where it can no longer complete the turn to the spring loaded "crank" position.


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With the help of a friend, I eventually got my car started. The spark plugs were very worn, but this was not the underlying cause of my problem. The engine had become flooded with fuel. The problem was resolved with a jump start from another vehicle (my jump start battery was not enough), and an extended key ignition. The starter motor turned the engine ...


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The 1999 Vulcan 1500 has a carbureted engine and carburetors are often damaged by sitting with fuel in them. Since you said you "replaced the gasoline" that leads me to believe that you also left the gasoline in the fuel system during storage. That is almost certainly the problem here. When Ethanol-containing gasoline is left it sit, it ...


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Two areas you need to check are spark and fuel. Since it runs when it decides to, you don't need to worry about air/compression. Ensure the fuel pump turns on when you turn the key on. Also, ensure there is spark by pulling the coil wire at the distributor (assuming it still has a distributor) and lay it next to a grounded metal part to see if it sparks. Don'...


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The shape of a carburetor creates low pressure inside, fuel jets spray fuel into the chamber where it is mixed thoroughly and pulled into the engine's cylinders. The fuel to air mix needs to be a certain ratio for the engine to run, too much fuel to air means it is too rich, too little fuel means it is too lean. Putting your hand on the air intake restricts ...


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Well, it is possible that the aftermarket radio messed up the CANBUS in the car somehow. Because your car is fairly recent ~2008, the CANBUS allows the car's immobilizer to communicate with the ECM. The backup camera could've messed up the CANBUS, as the CANBUS network is very susceptible to interference from other electrical system. Try rerouting the backup ...


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