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Unread 11-17-2011, 08:43 PM   #1
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Key ignition issues

My key is very difficult to turn. ANy ideas? I am rying to dissasemble the colun to replace the lock cylinder and cant get past this thing!!!! HELP!?

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Unread 11-17-2011, 09:15 PM   #2
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More than likely the rack and septor I think it's called. It is the gears behind the key cylinder that moves the actuator rod to the ignition switch. Here is a picture but you can get them in the help section of most parts houses for $12 or so.

http://thejeep.com/shop/HARD+PARTS/S...LT+WHEEL+.html
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Unread 11-17-2011, 09:38 PM   #3
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Make sure your cover ring around the column isnt putting pressure on the column. Im taking about the ring that covers the extra space on your dash. I know it sounds crazy but mine was pinching down causing my switch to bind! You need a steering wheel puller for the thing in your picture to remove it, unless you re-attach your wheel to it and pull really hard!!!!!!!!!But puller is best!
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Unread 11-17-2011, 09:43 PM   #4
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If I remember correctly you will need a puller to get the next piece off the shaft. Look very closely because there may be a keeper ring. if so it will have to be removed before you use a puller.
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Unread 11-17-2011, 09:44 PM   #5
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If its your rack and sector like mopar346 said, this link right here can help you with that.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/he...inder-1258072/
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Unread 11-17-2011, 09:47 PM   #6
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Just realized you had a picture, har99 is correct, steering wheel puller is the way to go. Then you are going run into the locking plate and you will need this tool. I have made make shift ones in the past but you can pick one of these up fairly cheap.

http://www.mytoolstore.com/kd/kdsusp04.html

It's about half way down the page. You don't have a tilt column so that should be the extent of the special tools.
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Unread 11-17-2011, 10:02 PM   #7
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Here is another helpful link I have used in the past, its a step by step ignition teardown with pics.

http://street2mud.com/webfiles/Key%2...t%20Column.pdf
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