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post #1 of 10 Old 03-19-2013, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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1973 J4000, steering column key cylinder removal help.

Guys. I recently bought this truck. It didn't come with any keys.
After removing the steering wheel and turn signal Mechanism, I thought removal would be obivious, It's not.
I spent at least a hour on google and couldn't find squat.
Any help would be Appreciated.



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post #2 of 10 Old 03-19-2013, 08:52 PM
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I believe you have to push in a tab through a slot. Looks like the one at the top.

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post #3 of 10 Old 03-19-2013, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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I've moved that tab everyway it would go with no luck.

Thanks. Bill

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1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
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post #4 of 10 Old 03-19-2013, 09:02 PM
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Ok, I helped another guy on ifsja with this. Here's a pic with a little circle.


That slot on that bowl matches one on yours. There's a little tab inside that slot that needs to be pressed in order to get the cylinder out. It's kind of a b****. Good luck.


Wish I had taken a pic of the cylinder once I got it out.

Hey, guess what. I found a picture of the cylinder. It even has the tab circled that I was talking about.


Hope that helps.

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post #5 of 10 Old 03-20-2013, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, I helped another guy on ifsja with this. Here's a pic with a little circle.

That slot on that bowl matches one on yours. There's a little tab inside that slot that needs to be pressed in order to get the cylinder out. It's kind of a b****. Good luck.

Wish I had taken a pic of the cylinder once I got it out.

Hey, guess what. I found a picture of the cylinder. It even has the tab circled that I was talking about.

Hope that helps.
Thanks a bunch , I did read about flashing being over the slot, so I cleaned it out, I'm thinking some penetrating oil may help.

Thanks again I really appreciate this.

Bill

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1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
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post #6 of 10 Old 03-21-2013, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Success , it takes a very thin piece of metal to push the tab down. The slot is not very wide,I used a radio removal tool.
Just in case someone finds this in a search.
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So thanks again.

Bill

1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
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post #7 of 10 Old 03-21-2013, 12:11 PM
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Thanks for the tip. Hopefully I don't have to use it!

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post #8 of 10 Old 03-22-2013, 06:12 AM
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Glad you were able to get it out! This would be a good thread for any who need this in the future.
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post #9 of 10 Old 06-05-2013, 08:09 PM
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I just posted a new thread, but I am going to try and replace my cylinder and I am new to cars. Did you use a steering wheel puller. I called a local auto shop and they thought I may need a harmonic balance puller to remove the steering column on a 89 grand wagoner. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-05-2013, 08:15 PM
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A harmonic balancer puller would work, but it's not necessary if you have a steering wheel puller. Use whichever is available to you. Autozone rents tools like this for a deposit which you get back when you return the tool. I already mentioned in your thread that you need to remove the wheel and the lockplate behind it, so you also need a lockplate removal tool.
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