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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-11-10, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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key issue..

i have a 1983 f-350 and EVERYTIME i get in the truck the ignition will not move i gotta fck with it for about 1-2 minuets before it kinda snaps and i can start the truck. what is the matter with this ignition??

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-11-10, 02:42 PM
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Re: key issue..

Who knows. Take it apart and look. Could be the ignition switch melting or the key
tumbler jaming up or your keys.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-11-10, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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i have no idea how to take it out haha i got the bottom part of the colom off...and i have no idea how to get the top part off...do i have to take the wheel off??
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Re: key issue..

You can pull the lock cylinder out by turning the key to the on position and pushing a pin up on the bottom. The lock cyl. will pull out and you can see what part is the problem.

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thats the problem...i cant turn it that far!! something happened and it only turns 1/4" and then gets stuck....
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If it only turns 1/4 inch, the key is most likely not the problem.
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If the key turns a little ways, then it's probably the linkage, ignition switch or something binding.

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how can i get it to un-bind?
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I would lower the column and remove the switch. If the key then turns fine, the problem is the switch. If not, it's probably the linkage.
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ok...ill mess with it tomorrow and see what happened
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