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    Icon11 Re: Need help, cant find correct place to ask

    Everyone has stated the common problems but I had the same symptoms with my MJ and I finally traced it to a bad connector inside the ignition switch. That switch is located at the base of the steering column. I think it was less than
    20 to replace.

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    Default Re: Need help, cant find correct place to ask

    Thanx Blue. Ive replaced both the Key ignition switch And the Ignition switch thats down the column a little ways just behind the dash but it hasnt corrected the problem yet. I will keep trying to track it down. Im starting to lean towards either the relay sellonoid that mounts up near the battery trey, or the starter sellonoid thats on the starter.

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    Default Re: Need help, cant find correct place to ask

    UPDATE : ........I have removed the NEW ignition swicth from under the dash ontop of the column, I wanted to Manually see if I could start the truck by putting a small tip screw driver in the slider hole (bypassing ignition key) and wouldnt ya know.......as soon as I slid the glider piece....the truck fired right up!
    So...........now i know its the Ignition swicth and something in how its hooked up (theres 4 positions the slider can be in) ......Long Story long ........I NEED HELP figuring out HOW to get the Actuator rod into the little slider on the ignition starter switch. My question is: Does the rod where it makes a 90 degree turn upward...........does that go into the SIDE of the switch? or does it go into the BOTTOM of the switch??? ive spent 2 hours attempting to put this new switch back in. HELP, anyone? Actuator rode goes in bottom? or side? will check back later.

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    Default Re: Need help, cant find correct place to ask

    It goes into the bottom of the switch. It gets sandwiched between the column and the underside of the switch. You will have to unbolt the switch to get it in properly. Just a thought, is your key switch functioning properly?
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    Default Re: Need help, cant find correct place to ask

    Key funtions correctly. Its only about 8 months old. Underneath the switch,you can see the slider mechanism and that peice has a sorta small hole,but its nowhere near big enough to get the actuator rod up into., Yet it looks as if it should go into the plastic slider piece,somewhere.

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    Default Re: Need help, cant find correct place to ask

    Yes it should
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    Trying to upload a pic or two of the swicth & the acuator rod

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    The slot in the bottom of the switch has a few small holes. Yet neither are large enough for the actuator rod to fit up into......Plus the switch holes have to be in the "accesory" position (extended far end of the slide) ....This is insane why it wont simply sit down onto the rod like one would expect it to.
    Ive even went back to advance & got the other model swicth for the non-tilt wheel version, which is simply the same unit,only the mount bracket is opposite of this one.
    Should the rod be super tight going up into the hole of the switch? If the rod goes in the big open area underneath the swictch (not in the plastic hole) Then it would start the vehicle probably,yet wouldnt have anything to pull back on to turn the vehicle Off. Im SO stumped!! ...The ORIGINAL switch does Not have an Opening at the bottom at all,which really confuses me even more. This has me stressing. hope someone can solve this damn puzzle cuz i cant. heres another pic of the underside of the new switch (actuator rod sorta visible too)
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    Default Re: Need help, cant find correct place to ask

    P R O B L E M S O L V E D !! finally. would like to thank every1 for the info & pointers Cold beer goes out to Punisher for letting me know I when an Ignition swiitch ...is Upside down lol Thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88AMCOMANCHE View Post
    P R O B L E M S O L V E D !! finally. would like to thank every1 for the info & pointers Cold beer goes out to Punisher for letting me know I when an Ignition swiitch ...is Upside down lol Thanx
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    Default Re: Need help, cant find correct place to ask

    It doesn't fit tight. It just slips in. One option you might want to consider. Is there something wrong on the rod? In my case, if it didn't reach far enough, I would just extend the rod. Tomorrow I will try to glance at mine if I can without taking stuff apart.
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    Default Re: Need help, cant find correct place to ask

    Its ok, the switch is already installed FINALLY. now it fires right up, 1st try.

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