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Ignition i have to start my truck with a screwdriver. Not its locked up and wont even turn. How do i install a new one.

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Camarocrazy;

Can you give me some details.I assume that you are using the screwdriver on the starter motor, is that right? I also assume that when you say "its lock up and won't even turn" you mean the starter motor.

The reason it is probably stuck is because of the Bendix spring (is jammed) which connects the starter motor to the engine and then when the engine starts it automatically disconnects from the engine.

Replacing the starter motor is not too difficult.

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Are my assumptions right??

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