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Old 10-27-2011, 07:49 AM
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Ignition Switch Problem

i have a 2002 Jeep Wrangler with approx. 43,000 miles. Lately i have had a problem with the ignition system. I can insert the key but I can't turn to any position. however, If I take the key out and give the face of the ignition key several hard wraps with the handle end of a screw driver I can then reinsert the key and start the engine.
I have removed the key cylander and it appears to be working quite well.Does anyone have a clew as to why this is happening and how to fix it?
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:04 PM   #2
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Having the same problem with my 2002 Wrangler. It happened a couple of days ago all of a sudden, never had a lick of trouble with it before. I sprayed some graphite in the lock cylinder through the key slot, and that seems to have helped, but it's not 100%. I'm wondering if the cylinder itself needs to be replaced, or what the deal is. Tdev, any luck getting yours fixed?
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