Ignition Key Cylinder Issue
I had rebuilt my 1976 CJ5 steering column roughly a 18 months ago and when it was back together, I found that the ignition key cylinder would not allow me to turn the key from the "OFF" position directly to the "START" position in a single twist. For some reason it will go to the "ON" position but then there is something stopping it from going to "START". But, if I turn it one click back towards "OFF" then proceed forward to "START", it will allow the cylinder to start the engine as it should.
This was not a problem 18 months ago, when I had a carburetor on the engine. Now that I have installed a TBI fuel injection kit that's computer is engaged at the "ON" position, it seems to be giving the computer fits when the power cuts out for that brief second while I have to turn the key backwards. This is because the power is cut-off as it is starting it's boot-up process.
Any ideas on what might be wrong? Is my "new" key cylinder bad? Is there a piece on the cylinder that just needs to be ground off, to allow it to rotate?