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#1069956 - 03/18/21 04:10 AM Steering column issues  
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I bought an 86 monte carlo ss not knowing much about the history of the vehicle. It did not come with keys and the ignition was stuck in the auxiliary position and could only turn forward from there. Turning the ignition cylinder forward would only turn the power on and from there the previous owner had a push button start. I started with replacing to ignition cylinder but the cylinder still wouldn't turn to the off position. I then rotated the shift bowl on the steering column to the left and that allowed me to turn the ignition to off position and remove the keys. Now the steering wheel is locked and the ignition will not rotate in any direction.
If anyone has any knowledge as to what is should be tearing into next it would be greatly appreciated! The car has floor shift and is a tilt column

#1069957 - 03/18/21 04:32 AM Re: Steering column issues [Re: Aroy]  
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You know that the steering has steering lock, right? If not, did you try move the steering wheel and turn the key? You only have to move a little to turn the key.


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#1069958 - 03/18/21 04:48 AM Re: Steering column issues [Re: Aroy]  
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Here's the best how to on a GM tilt steering column dissemble, repair and reassemble. Although a Fiero column all GM column are the same mechanically.
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/088020.html

Page 3 and 4 are the how to.
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#1069962 - 03/18/21 06:38 PM Re: Steering column issues [Re: Aroy]  
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You tube should have disassembly and repair instruction on the Saginaw column..Jeeps also had them. Many of these columns were easily busted into by car thieves who took advantage of the pot metal and plastic construction. Yours may have been damaged in a theft.

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#1069966 - 03/19/21 01:08 AM Re: Steering column issues [Re: FinallySS]  
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Originally Posted by FinallySS
You know that the steering has steering lock, right? If not, did you try move the steering wheel and turn the key? You only have to move a little to turn the key.



The above should allow you to turn the key and start the car as normal!


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#1070088 - 03/27/21 03:46 AM Re: Steering column issues [Re: FinallySS]  
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That was the first thing I tried and no luck.

#1070856 - 05/25/21 10:25 PM Re: Steering column issues [Re: Aroy]  
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check the rod that goes to ign switch and the switch he may had moved it


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