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Connect Wires --- Yes, it was a wiring harness and it only connects one way, so i know i don't have it backwards.
Key --- i don't see any chip....it's just an old GMC key.....all silver
here's the whole VIN#
Thanks for your help...........i have a Ohm/Volt meter, so i will be happy to check any of the wire readings if needed.
10-4...will check that right now
(the connection under the dash - is it a wiring harness or just a single wire connection?)
no it does not have tilt wheel.
i am going back out to look for connector again where you just told me.
lol....I was just typing this to you when i got your message:
i'm tempted to take the wheel back off, decompress the spring and remove round turn signal part that i put in............then try to crank it.
The ignition switch isn't dependant on any of those parts i just mentioned - right?
If it cranks, then maybe something was "bound up" inside column.....possibly.
I'm just guessing now.........all i know is that is cranked just fine until i opened the steering column.
it's gonna take me a while to get tools out of building and get that column torn back down.........plus it's supposed to start raining soon.
What kind of hours do you work online?
maybe i can get it taken back apart tonight, and hit you back online tomorrow?
Just let me know what works for you.
Thanks for your time with this!
- Mark Johnston
I'll shoot you a message after i get it back off.
Then we can go from there.
Good Saturday Morning -
I took it back apart and found that the 4 bolts that hold the steering column tight (under the round turn signal part) were not tight....i tightened them down good and it cranks......but the key doesn't turn easy in ignition switch now....it appears to be dependant upon how tight i tighten those 4 bolts.....gonna back them out a couple more turns and see if ignition switch feels easier to turn.
then i'm going to put it back together 1 step at a time......and keep checking to make sure it cranks as i go along.
any suggestions this morning?
the bolts that hold the collar under the turn switch.
after i put the turn switch back in, a round green part (for the horn) will go in next....but i'm not exactly sure which way you turn it.......i am assuming that the tube on the green part (that the horn cable goes into) should be at approx 11 o'clock......i just can't any picture in my Haynes manual to show me for sure.
btw - i backed those bolts out a few turns (still tight , just not cranked down hard) and the ignition switch feels right again.
Why did you pull the collar bolts? The wire harness for the turn switch will come up and through the column with out pulling these bolts.
Now to correct the problem, You will need to pull each one of the bolts out and put some loc tight on the threads to make sure the bolts do not back out. I will look up the correct torque specs for the collar bolts so you can get it back the way it should be. DO you have a torque wrench?
i pulled the bolts out before i realized i didn't need to.
i definitely made alot more work for myself.
No i do not have a torque wrench....i will call my roommate and ask if he has one.
Can i get away without using the loc tite and torque wrench for now?
now that i know how to do it, i could take it back off another day and loc tite the bolts.
What do you think?
Thank you for all of your help Sir!!
I will recommend you to anyone i hear having vehicle issues!
I am "accepting answer" now.
you did get the $10 tip i added - correct?
just wanted to make sure it went to you.
talk to you later -
i'm probably going to open another ticket with you on Monday.
it will be for my windshield wipers.
i have changed the wiper motor mounted on firewall......the wipers are getting power, for they move just barely when i turn it to Low or High....and the windshield washer shoots out water......i'm thinking the issue is under the cowl where the metal arms are that move the wiper arms......like , maybe, they are bound up......maybe the motor wasn't mounted back correctly etc..
i will remove hood, and cowl and then open ticket with you.
i will respond to this string first and you can tell me if i need to open a ticket from main website page etc.
The windshield wiper arms will have to wait until tomorrow (Tuesday)......Pouring down rain here today.
I'll try again tomorrow -
Hello again -
I am going to work on my wipers tomorrow........will you be available tomorrow?
And if so, what time of day would be best for you?
I would prefer morning (to beat the heat), but anytime tomorrow is fine for me.
Say around 9am easter time?
Talk you in the morning.
Good morning. Sorry I am late I oversleep.
The first question I have for you is Are you willing to pay the same for a second question or do you want to change the amount? If you want to pay the same as you did for the first question then we can continue here with out opening a new question, and if you are happy with my help with your wipers all you would have to do is hit the accept button when you are happy with my help.
have you removed the wiper motor, or just the cowling?