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Old 10-15-2012, 10:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The ignition coil just went bad. It spends its entire life being charged and discharged, a little on/off action isn't going to do anything to reduce its life.

Sounds like you might have a bad starter now? The old tip is to tap it (not hammer it) with a hammer or wrench or something and try starting again. If that works you know your going to need to rebuild/replace it.

That all being said, I've EOCed my Paseo for probably 40,000 miles without any hiccups. The worst thing I had happen was my ignition switch started to get a little sticky. A little powdered graphite lubricant fixed that up and it was smooth as butter again. Still, EOC is harder on engine components than normal driving. However, problems occuring from it are very rare.
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