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Old 06-26-2010, 08:08 AM   #1
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Ignition Cyllinoid(?) Problems

I THINK the part I'm talking about is the Ignition Cyllinoid, the place you put your key in to start the jeep. ANYHEW, mines broke. You can start the Jeep, then while going down the road, you can pull the key right out! The Jeep keeps running and all but I just thought that this is not a "normal" thing.

Although its funny for me when I throw my keys at the passanger while we are barelling down the highway, the problem is getting worse. You can now start the Jeep with the key only 2/3 of the way in. I guess I need to replace the thing but I have no clue where to start, how to do it, or where to buy it. PLEASE HELP.

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Well, I did a little research and I think I found the part I need, so if anyone has installation tips/instructions i'd appreciate it. Also, Please check out this link to see if this is the right part.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/55216_103.htm

TY in advance

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It is called the lock cylinder or ignition cylinder and yes that is that is the part you need, but you can find it locally for cheaper. I think I got mine at Autozone. Then have a locksmith key it for your current key. Cost me like $7. I do not know of a write up so maybe someone else does. It can be quite an ordeal and there are lots of things that are packed into that steering column. Just take your time and take lots of pictures as you go. On a side note I love the area you are from, had a cousin from Westminster. Beautiful area.
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On a side note I love the area you are from, had a cousin from Westminster. Beautiful area.
Thank you and thank you. Always nice to hear comments about the home town. I think I'm going to order the haines manual for the TJ, figure that'll walk me through how to do it. I'll definately post "how to" picks for other people. Thanks again.
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you can find it locally for cheaper. I think I got mine at Autozone.
LOL. I just called AUTOZONEm they said it'd be 100 bucks plus shipping and handling. the one on Quadratec is what....53 and comes with keys. I wonder if Advanced AutoParts would carry them.....
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remember if u have a grey key then its a chiped key.. and then u have to get eveyrhing coded...
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Sometimes dirt or fuzz from your pocket gets in the lock. Or rust makes the internals stick.

Try shooting some brake cleaner in the lock, then work the lock with the key.
Then shoot a couple of puffs of graphite in it - after the brake cleaner has evaporated.
Sometimes works, sometimes not, but it's worth a try.

I just bought a lock for a Chevy Van from CarQuest 2 months ago. It's very similar, but probably has a minor difference. I think it was 20 something.
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Do you have an automatic transmission? Then the part you are looking for is different, and the removal of the key cylinder is also different but very simple.
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Do you have an automatic transmission? Then the part you are looking for is different, and the removal of the key cylinder is also different but very simple.
Yes its an automatic and no, I don't think its coded. i have the service manual for how to remove and install I just want to make sure that I buy the right part.
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The easiest thing to do is remove that key cylinder, and take it with you when you buy a new one. Since the cylinder does turn, Disconnect your battery so you don't leave the power on when you turn the key to the "on" position. Look underneath the column and you will see a poke hole directly under the cylinder and about 2" in from the edge of the shroud. Push in the pin and remove the key cylinder. (You may have to wiggle the key to get to just the right spot) It will take very little pressure to push in the pin. If for some reason you can't get it to go, DON'T hit the pin with a BFH. It will make matters worse, just move the key back and forth till you find the right spot.

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