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Unread 02-13-2013, 10:36 AM   #1
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Ignition gear/key thingy

Hi guys, I need some advice and help. When I bought it 2 years ago the lock cylinder would spin without the key. I jumped in yesterday and reflexively just turned the cylinder and I felt something snap. After that spinning the ignition cylinder had no effect. When I took apart the column I kept looking for the "key" gear do-hickey (see pic). Unfortunately half of it was still inside the column, the other half (or so) I found in the housing I had taken off.

So does anyone know the proper name of this piece? A part # would be much appreciated. This is my DD so I got to get the part in by this weekend for work next week.

Thanks in advance!





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Unread 02-13-2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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They call it "Rack"

If you have trouble finding it keep in mind that the entire steering column is straight out of a checy S-10 so search under that as well.

Or, junkyard
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Unread 02-13-2013, 11:04 AM   #3
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I ripped mine out, capped the hole for the lock cylinder, and mounted a push button start with two toggles for ignition/accessory.

Never looked back.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 11:23 AM   #4
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Yea I figured this would require some imagination if I was not willing to pull apart a GM column in a junkyard. The black stuff in the picture is my attempt to steel epoxy it back together. That was an epic failure. I think I may go the same way as you hypernoodle. Thanks for the info!
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Unread 02-14-2013, 09:05 AM   #5
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So my friend Google found me what I need, and believe it or not, at autozone. I was re-reading JBolty's suggestion and looked up GM ignition rack instead and found it. Here is a link

Help/GM/Chrysler 1977-2002 Ignition Switch Kit
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