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Chris, Shop Foreman
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Experience:  Jeep Certified Master Tech
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Sometimes when you turn the key to off position the ignition

Customer Question

sometimes when you turn the key to off position the ignition does not work again until you wait for quite some time (hours)
JA: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: yes but it does not have key it has one of those phobs sometimes it does start when you turn the wheel back and fourth or if you tilt the the wheel up and down
JA: What is the model/year of your Jeep?
Customer: 2010 grand cherekee with a 3.7 v6
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: trying to fix it myself, but no proggress
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: cooling fan does not work either
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. it appears to me that the problem is in the steering column, which could be damaged wiring to the ignition switch. if the key is able to turn while you are moving the steering up and down or back and forth, that is almost definitely the issue unless a connector on the ignition switch is loose.

Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

just checking in to see how its going

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a 2010 Jeep grand Cherokee V-6 3.7L. There are times when I put the key in turn it to the on everything on dash comes on when I go to start it will not start. everything goes out for like 3 seconds and then the dash and radio comes back on. The car will not start all day or even until a day later
Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

have you replaced the ignition switch as i suggested 4 days ago?

Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

do you still need assistance?