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Truck won't do anything!

My truck won't engage to turn over to start. We replaced the Battery, starter, and battery wires, and it still won't do anything. All the lights are working fine, heater and ac are blowing. It seems like the key isn't turning as far as it should in the tumbler, but that could just be me imagining it. Otherwise when I turn the key it just lights up the dash and moves some gauges around, but doesn't turn over. What should I check? How hard is it to put a new ignition in?

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I would say it is entirely possible that the lock cylinder is not turning far enough to engage the solenoid circuit. Common problem. My 92 C1500 and 94 K1500 have both done the same thing. Replacement is a breeze if you have the tools (steering wheel puller, lock plate remover and torx bits for removing the lock cylinder retaining bolt) 1. Remove steering wheel. 2. Remove lock plate (held on with spring clip).3.Remove screw that holds turn signal linkage and remove linkage 4. Remove screw in 4 way flasher knob and remove. 5. Remove 3 screws that hold down turn signal switch and gently pull switch out of housing about 2 inches. 6. Remove little white plastic switch that is in the way of the torx head bolt that holds the lock cylinder in. 7 Remove torx bolt and pull lock cyinder out of column. Reverse operation to reassemble. Good luck. Part is less that $20 at any parts store.

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