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Unread 06-13-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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Removing Ignition Lock Cylinder--79 CJ5

I've followed all the threads I can find on the forum and finally have to ask for help. The PO broke off the key in the lock cylinder and I'm trying to replace it. I have all the required column parts removed and the cylinder is supposed to be held in by a clip (it's not the type held in by a screw).

From posts I've read, there is supposed to be a tab in the area I've highlighted with the red box. The tab, which is to be pressed in, is supposed to be in the area noted with the yellow area.

Anyone have any ideas how to remove the cylinder if the tab is not there?

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Unread 06-13-2013, 06:58 PM   #2
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Looks like casting flash in the slot. Clean it with a pick, blow out with compressed air. It takes a thin tool to push the tab in. I used a DIN style radio removal tool.
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Ditto, that tab is at the bottom of the hole in the cylinder and you will need a very thin tool worked in there to trip it. I used a piece of wire last time.

Does the lock cylinder turn?
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Unread 06-13-2013, 07:18 PM   #4
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lucdog: Are you saying the silver area in the red box is all casting flash and needs to be picked away?

BagusJeep: So the spot I'm looking for is basically at the tip of the yellow arrow? Yes, the cylinder does turn...the PO used a screwdriver to crank the Jeep.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 07:42 PM   #5
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Unread 06-13-2013, 07:52 PM   #6
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Got it...I'll give it a try tomorrow. Thanks for the help.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 08:01 PM   #7
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Yep, that is the Locking Bar.

As long as you have the key and the cylinder turns it is as simple as popping that bar back into the cylinder and the old cylinder will flop out of the housing.

When you have it apart peer inside and look at the plastic bit that mates to the end of the cylinder. It is the "sector" and works the rack but the teeth are prone to wear and failure which will cause it to slip on the rack and this leads to problems. It is a $10 part but to replace it means taking the wheel off etc. If yours has broken, worn or bent teeth it is worth replacing.
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