Issue with Starting: Is it the Ignition Cylinder or the Ignition Switch? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-27-2013, 04:42 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: SFV of LA County
Posts: 8
Issue with Starting: Is it the Ignition Cylinder or the Ignition Switch?

Here's what I have:
  • 90 YJ Saraha with tilt steering wheel
  • Ignition key is pretty worn down (may/may not be an issue)
  • When starting, I have to turn the key hard -- all the way -- to start
  • Sometimes it doesn't want to start, most of the time it does

So I'm looking for advice. Do I replace the Ignition Switch or the Ignition Cylinder or both; or is it something else? Neither are expensive... Switch ~ $14 and Cylinder ~ $27 so financially speaking, I can do both. Of course, I will need the tools to pull the steering wheel, hate that, but no biggie.

Might it be something else? Anyone out there have opinions or advice? lastly, since I'll have the column dismembered, should I also make other replacements?


thanks

SMB_90YJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-27-2013, 05:03 PM   #2
kik
Jeeper
 
kik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,079
Images: 1
I would do both.

kik is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-27-2013, 05:26 PM   #3
RUBISEAN

WF Supporting Member
 
mcseang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: wesley chapel,fl
Posts: 379
i would adjust the ignition switch about an 1/8" back to gain more travel
__________________
check out my build thread...BLUE BALLED BUILD
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/blue...ld-122927.html
mcseang is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-01-2013, 01:45 PM   #4
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: SFV of LA County
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcseang View Post
i would adjust the ignition switch about an 1/8" back to gain more travel

Excellent idea, and in the end, I did it all. R&R'd both the switch and the cylinder and made the adjustment. No more starting issues. Thanks for weighing in!
SMB_90YJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Tags
cylinder , ignition , starting , switch

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:40 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC