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Unread 11-22-2012, 05:38 AM   #1
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99 Jeep Cherokee ignition switch locked up!

I have a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 and have been having problems with the ignition key switch locking up. Key goes in but will not always turn. Is there a link to removing the ignition switch and replacing it? Thank you in advance. You guys have saved me lots of money with your advice.

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Unread 11-22-2012, 07:10 AM   #2
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sometimes when mine acts up i jiggle the shifter then it works,usually when i am shutting it off
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Unread 11-22-2012, 08:03 AM   #3
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The ignition switch is probably fine, and the key cylinder is the problem.

Remove the ignition cylinder and clean it with some throttle body cleaner. Use a light gun oil to lubricate it. While you have it out, check the silver ignition switch pin for breakage.

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