Ignition getting harder to engage...

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting & Diagnosis' started by roguegeek, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. roguegeek

    roguegeek Member

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    There's been a sweet spot when turning the key to get the ignition to engage. That sweet spot has been getting smaller and smaller in the last couple of weeks. Right now, it's practically nonexistent. Sometime I can get it to start if I just turn the key real hard and continue to turn until it engages.

    What do you think? Ignition cylinder? Ingnition switch?
     
  2. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    If the key turns normally... It's probably the ignition switch. (Top of column next to firewall.)

    It could be slightly out of adjustment or it may simply be worn out and need replacing.
    There is a screw (or two?) which holds the switch to the column.
    Try loosening and adjusting it before you replace it.
     
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  3. roguegeek

    roguegeek Member

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    That's kinda a relief to hear. I was dreading having to go into the column. Alright, will check it out and report back.
     

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