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Hi, My name is Jay
When you have the ignition switch removed can you verify the ignition lock cylinder is moving the ignition switch rod back and forth? The inside column mechanism brakes and will not move the switch as it should.
Can you feel the key seems to turn too easy when returning from start position?
Yes the actuator inside column that engages the key cylinder to the ignition switch breaks in two and may push the switch to start but will not turn it back.
The rod is connected to an aluminum linkage inside the column that connects rod to key cylinder. It breaks in two.
Yes it is broken and needs replaced. Here is picture break down of your column. Look at 36 to 39.
36 and 39 is the most common part that breaks.
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Ok. I do not have specific instructions to repair the column. I would recommend purchasing a rebuilt column. 1see this site for removal instructions and how to purchase a rebuilt column. There may be other sites and this is one of many.
See this site for replacement rebuilt columns. This is recommended since the column is hard to repair and no instructions are available to me for you.