The plastic sector gear can chip or wear teeth to the point where it slips on the rack. Then no start.
You will need to take the wheel off and strip the steering column to below the indicators to the point where you can push down into a small hole and press the locking bar into the side of the lock cylinder. It will then pop out from the side of the column and you can get in with some needle nose pliers to hook that sector gear that connects to the end of the lock cylinder. The new one just pushes in but make sure you get it all lined up right.
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1981 CJ7 258ci - Bagusjeep
1984 CJ7 258ci - Puthijeep
1981 J20 258ci - Gladys