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Unread 03-22-2013, 04:03 PM   #1
makkd
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2007 Liberty Steering/Ignition Shaft issue

Tried to start my 07 Liberty this am. Turned key and nothing. Lights all came on, radio, dash etc. Called AAA. Battery and electrical all ok.
Towed to local mechanic I {trust}.
He checked ignition and the housing connection. He took steering column apart and the "shaft" was sheared off.

Sorry didn't get all the exact wording... he said he called jeep and part is on back order. he looked for used and couldn't find one readily available. He is thinking of what best to do in mean time, perhaps jury rig a switch for me...

Q: What part is he referring to in this... is it the shaft or column he is replacing? If so, part #? Is this common? Any details, part and/pr costs regarding this would be very helpful.
Thanks,
M

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Unread 03-24-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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I purchased my daughter a 07 limited last year and had a similiar issue. Push the shifter forward and try to start it. I didn't replace it yet but it is a lockout or switch of some type on the shifter.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 06:55 AM   #3
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Tried to start my 07 Liberty this am. Turned key and nothing. Lights all came on, radio, dash etc. Called AAA. Battery and electrical all ok.
Towed to local mechanic I {trust}.
He checked ignition and the housing connection. He took steering column apart and the "shaft" was sheared off.

Sorry didn't get all the exact wording... he said he called jeep and part is on back order. he looked for used and couldn't find one readily available. He is thinking of what best to do in mean time, perhaps jury rig a switch for me...

Q: What part is he referring to in this... is it the shaft or column he is replacing? If so, part #? Is this common? Any details, part and/pr costs regarding this would be very helpful.
Thanks,
M
He is talking about the ignition actuator assembly.....there are plenty of posts about them breaking, where to buy one and how to fix it.

The dealers always swear that you have to buy a complete new steering column.

Do a search on ignition actuator pin.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 12:57 PM   #4
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Thanks! it got fixed. mechanic actually took it all apart, then used epoxy to put shaft back together. It is generally a temp fix, but can drive and this epoxy will never come apart. and yes, dealer wanted to replace whole steering column for $600+. I paid 150 (2 hrs labor), he didnt charge for epoxy
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