Sounds like a new ignition switch is in order. Battery should read 12.5 ish
That's right, normally once you get to ST the Engine starts and the key SHOULD spring back to ON, this is where the problem is! when you've sta rted the Car you literally have to put the Key back to ON, it doesn't spring back itself.Surely the START position is only momentary, during starter motor engagement, and springs back to ON when you let go. With engine running it's in the ON position so I assume you meant you switched it to OFF to stop the engine? Hopefully so, because if the engine is running with the key in START the starter motor would be having a tough life!
Saaberachi, appreciate your input on this issue, but have a major issue with the transmission now! (see Transmission death rattle" post ) which may determine whether or not the Car has to be scrapped unfortunately, hoping someone on here with some knowledge of transmission issues could give me an idea of what the problem could be.Replace the ignition lock Barrel and maybe the switch as well or not and see if you still have battery drain problems