Re: Key stuck in ignition switch
That usually means you have a broken engine or tranny mount which allows
the engine to shift, which tosses off the linkage adjustment.
86/00 CJ7 Laredo, 33x9.5 BFG Muds, 'glass nose to tail in '00
88 Cherokee 235 BFG AT's
> At the risk of jinxing my good fortune I can report that it was the
> selector position switch that caused the problem. Once I got home to
> my tools and was able to look it up in my shop manual I found that the
> selector position switch (also called an XYZ switch) could be adjusted
> on the transmission selector shaft a few degrees by loosening the two
> bolts that hold it in position and rotating it on the shaft to a
> position where the indicator lights and LCD work properly. I then
> tightened the hold-down bolts and tried it out on the road. It's a lot
> like how we used to adjust ignition timing by loosening the distributor
> hold down bolt, rotating the distributor guided by a timing light, then
> retightening. This took some trial and error because I didn't have the
> Land Rover alignment tool made for the job, but following my second
> attempt it has worked perfectly for 4 days now.
> The hold-downs take a 10mm socket, and I found that a smaller, 1/4 inch
> drive ratchet was easier to use in the tight, cramped space. To remove
> the switch completely you also need a 13mm socket or wrench to remove
> the selector lever before sliding the XYZ switch off of the shaft.
> Once that is done I recommend unclipping the multiplug from its clip
> where it's mounted to the side of the transmission before trying to
> unplug it. I have pretty small hands but the space is just too tight
> to work in otherwise. Lood for and press down on a little plastic
> lever on the side of the plug and it will slip right off of the
> mounting clip.
> Best of all is that I avoided buying a $200+ part and paying my
> friendly, local Land Rover dealer over $300 in labor to fix a problem
> that I was able to correct in under an hour, even though I had to learn
> as I went.
> Good luck to you if you have this problem.