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Author Topic: 87 Ramcharger Ignition key stuck, wont start it but turns battery on.  (Read 853 times)

Offline cullenosborne

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hey guys, first time posting. i have an 87 ramcharger with a 360 and last night i went wheeling with a buddy of mine. when i got home it was almost impossible to turn the key into the off position. Through a little extra M. A. N. i was able to turn it off but when i got up this morning to go to work i couldnt get the ignition into the start position. I can turn the battery on but thats how far it goes and the key is also stuck into the ignition and wont come out. i can see the rod on the column moving but it seems like its stuck. Any ideas would be much appreciated  :13:
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I had something similar happen on my 85 RC.  Key would not turn forward when I first bought it. I sprayed WD 40 and lightly tapped the key into the cylinder.  A pin or something was stuck inside. It turned forward after working it like that a few times.

Hope this helps.

If this doesn't work, inspect the switch on the lower column to be sure nothing is binding.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2016, 09:34:29 pm by SixGun »
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I had something similar happen on my 85 RC.  Key would not turn forward when I first bought it. I sprayed WD 40 and lightly tapped the key into the cylinder.  A pin or something was stuck inside. It turned forward after working it like that a few times.

Hope this helps.

If this doesn't work, inspect the switch on the lower column to be sure nothing is binding.
OK so I got to take a look at it today and it's actually the actuator rod, it ended up disconnected somehow. I can't get it connected because the gear housing (I think is what it's called) is in the way. I can't find anywhere in the manual on how to remove the housing or replace the actuator rod. Any clue on how to do that?

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Do you have tilt steering?

Can you take a pic of what's in the way?
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Ya I have tilt steering the housing to the right of my finger is in the way of the linkage between the lock cylinder and rod

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And I can pull the rod and start the truck so I know it works and isn't stuck.

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Update: talked to a guy who works on columns and he said either need to get in there with a flat head or take the upper housing off. Shouldn't have to pull the gear housing

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Cool, sounds like you have a plan.   :thumbsup:
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