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    Default Having to turn the key past start and further/harder to energize the starter

    I was having problems in my 73 C20, as it reqired muscle power to over-rotate the key to get it cranking.

    I replaced the key cylinder; but it is the same turn with brute force past start and hope it cranks.

    Has anyone had this happen?

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    Jr. Apprentice SkullMountainRider's Avatar
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    It could be the ignition switch itself, or the metal rod that runs inside the column between the switch and the key cylinder could be bent or binding for some reason.

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    Usually what happens is the screws that hold the ignition switch to the column vibrate loose. Just readjust it and tighten the screws back down.

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