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BrentR94 11-13-2013 07:02 AM

Trouble Trouble Trouble...
 
So here's what happened...

I woke up this morning for work, went outside to start my TJ (98, automatic, 4 banger) and the key would not turn. I checked the the gear and I was in park. I thought the ignition was frozen so I took a blow drier to it but that didn't work. After messing around for a bit i noticed that my steering wheel was not locked so I tried turning it and it eventually locked.... I've tried both my usual and spare key. Any idea's on whats wrong and what needs to be done would be great!!

Thanks guys,
Brent

FOEX4 11-13-2013 07:04 AM

Sounds like it was tampered with , I had same problem 2 weeks ago :(

jp2611 11-13-2013 07:15 AM

Not positive and I hate to tell you to use search when I am not sure.....but I think there was a thread on here a year or two ago about a pin of something in the ignition switch that breaks and you are stuck in the position you are describing......I think the fix involved buying a new lock cylinder and putting it in.......might be easier to get Locksmith if it is a DD......Good Luck!!!!

jeepers29 11-13-2013 08:43 AM

Yep, sounds like the lock cylinder or someone was messing with it.

Jerry Bransford 11-13-2013 09:17 AM

Though the steering wheel is now locked, I'd still try moving the steering wheel a tad one way & the other to see if that doesn't unlock the ignition switch.

BrentR94 11-13-2013 08:13 PM

Hey guys, I took apart my dash after work and the center console... It was not the ignicition cylinder. it's some kind of safety gear selector that is kind of underneath the airbag on/off switch.... It's a bad connection. Cheap and easy fix!!

Thanks for the responses!
Brent

jp2611 11-13-2013 08:20 PM

hey glad ya got it fixed sorry for the mis-direction.

BrentR94 11-18-2013 08:25 PM

Turns out my "fix" only worked for a couple days... I am now beyond stumped.

jp2611 11-19-2013 05:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrentR94 (Post 6221074)
Turns out my "fix" only worked for a couple days... I am now beyond stumped.

Still wondering about the lock/ ignition ........
GOOD LUCK!!

BrentR94 11-19-2013 03:50 PM

That's what my dad keeps telling me.... The only thing about that is it never was hard to turn key or put in/ take out.

jp2611 11-19-2013 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrentR94 (Post 6240522)
That's what my dad keeps telling me.... The only thing about that is it never was hard to turn key or put in/ take out.

I understand that...but when it breaks..... it breaks...sorry man


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