Originally Posted by fairmont
I have a 1996 Fairmont and every so often when I try to start there is nothing, the engin does not turn over or anything. I have found that if you tap on the left hand side of the steering wheel it will start or if you wait a few minuets it will start. Any help would be greatly accepted.
Had the same prob with the old mans and found that replacing ignition
switch solved this. Have also been told that the wires from this switch
link to a box under dash and terminals inside become loose due to heat.
Hold ignition on when car won't start and hit firm underneath wheel,if
the car starts it is usually switch at fault, if not it will be the box.
Cheap enough fix so replace both and he hasn't had any drama's since.