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Let me back up to the original question: how do I remove and replace the ignition switch. I presumed that the switch is my problem. I already tried removing the lower portion of the plastic cover that covers the steering column. I need to remove the part the key goes into and inspect the linkage to the ignition switch. That's only part of the entire answer.
How do I continue to remove and replace the ignition switch?
What the problem is: the key just turns back and forth without activating anything. There is no on, start, off, or accessory clicks. The switch just moves freely with nothing happening. The car won't start.
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I hope the pic above helps out,, a very common problem with this system , is the ignition actuators brake, they are the linkage between the ignition tumbler and the ignition switch , the parts are cheap , but its a lot of work to do --we can go back and forth on this page
well the best thing to do is remove the whole steering column , and take it apart ware it tilts ,, remove the steering wheel, turn signal switch , clock spring , and remove the ignition switch , the shift lever tube , and then you can split the steering column in half at ware it tilts ,, then you can remove the two ignition actuators,, they are $15 each .. the only thing you have to remember is to remove the steering column with the wheel straight and install it the same way , and dont turn the clock spring .. its timed ...
you see the ignition actuators are held together by a little metal pin ,, and over time the pin falls out ,,
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