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Old 07-10-2011, 07:38 AM   #1
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What parts bad? ignition lock cylinder.

I know that some mechanical part of ignition switch,lock cylinder or whatever else , is bad ,wouldnt start ,checked all and jeep will start if you remove lock cylinder ,if thats the part key goes to,and turn with componets removed but wont operate if installed , I just cant see what parts bad.Ive seen posts on here about this but not finding pics now.
Would appreciate some help

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Old 07-12-2011, 03:53 PM   #2
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I am also having a big issue with my ignition switch (key ) as I can hardly get it to turn over. I bang and push and smack it and only after a huge fight and my fingers blistering, it will turn, and the engine kicks over without hesitation. But this happens now every time I shut it off. So I am guessits time to replace the cylinder? Would you say this is a good assumption? If so what does this entail? IS this a big deal? I am pretty much going to start taking the necessary steps and start, by taking some of the plastic around the dash. BUt does anyone know what steps I need to complete this?
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So the Key Cylinder won't Turn with the Key In when Installed In the Vehicle?

You just may need it to be Re-Tumbled. Your Local Locksmith can do it. My Friend just had it done on his Ram a few Months ago.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:11 PM   #4
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I know that some mechanical part of ignition switch,lock cylinder or whatever else , is bad ,wouldnt start ,checked all and jeep will start if you remove lock cylinder ,if thats the part key goes to,and turn with componets removed but wont operate if installed , I just cant see what parts bad.Ive seen posts on here about this but not finding pics now.
Would appreciate some help

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something is wrong with the way your installing it , doe's the key turn easy in the cylinder before you install it ? Chrysler has alot of complaints about this !
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