05-15-2007, 10:37 PM
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Location: Port Orford, OR, USA
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Ignition key problem - won't turn
Every once in awhile when I insert the ignition key into the dash it will not turn. Not even a jiggle.
It happens very rarely. I'll keep working it and all of a sudden it will work as if nothing was wrong. I have a feeling this happens when the steering column locks,
My wife left me a message at work today in tears because she was late for an appt and couldn't get the key to turn. By the time I got back to her the problem had self healed.
I suspected it might be my locking steering wheel theory. W
hen I got home I turned the wheel until it locked and, sure enough, I couldn't turn the key. I firmly "reefed" the wheel left and right and after two tries got the key to turn.
Any recommendations? I do lubricate the key with silicon spray every so often, but I don't think this is the problem.
While I've got you here - on occaision my parking brake will every once in a while become stuck so I can't turn the handle and get it to release. What I've been able to do so far is manage to pull it one more notch towards me and then it will release. I worry one time I won't have the extra notch back to work with. Any suggestions?
Hey! Thanks for your time and thanks in advance for your recommendations! Really enjoying the truck!!