my ignition switch?
Problem am having is on a 01 ford focus. The key will turn to the start position, all dashboards. signals, radio, ect get power.. but no attempt to start. Dont hear any clicking or anything. At first thought maybe something wrong in the lock cylinder since it has been acting up (we all know about focus cylinders...) So my boyfriend took dash/column covers off, unpluged the ignition switch itself and used a screwdriver to turn it. Same effect, all lights come on but zero sound from starter. Hes not a mechanic and admits it, but said usually if starter going ya should hear some clicking or something. Only sound we here under the hood is a real real real slight kinda "humming" for split second. But sound not comming from starter area. Its comming from directly infront the driver .
Is the ignition switch most likely culprit? Its just that the switch is 96$ that is nonreturnable if hes guessing wrong :/ And from where I live the cheapest tow will cost me 150$ to have it taked in for computer diag :/