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Old 01-29-2011, 12:34 AM   #1
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Hi to everybody again. I just adjusted the ign. switch so it will start (thanks dirtcrew51m & flareside thunder) and now I find that it's kinda hard to turn the key so I'd like to see if I can free it up. It's just stiff and hard to turn from age I guess. A common problem I'm sure. Should I just spray it all with WD-40 or will that not help. Any better ideas?

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It's just stiff and hard


Lube will always help this
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It's just stiff and hard


Lube will always help this
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i just went thru this. go a head and change it its not hard and its cheap too,i paid like 14 dollars for mine.
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i just went thru this. go a head and change it its not hard and its cheap too,i paid like 14 dollars for mine.
Change the switch or do you mean the lock cylinder?
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I would loosen the ignition switch first to see if it has the actuator rod in a bind then you should be able to tell if its in the key cylinder, actuator rod or the switch itself that is at fault
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Change the switch or do you mean the lock cylinder?

The lock cylinder
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Lube will always help this
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I would loosen the ignition switch first to see if it has the actuator rod in a bind then you should be able to tell if its in the key cylinder, actuator rod or the switch itself that is at fault
Great idea, I'll try that. Thanks Nitehawkjr
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