Question about 1991 Dodge Spirit

1 Answer

Ignition is locked, steering wheel locked will not except the key all the way. 1991 dodge spirit

Parked the car, came back an hour later and it would not take the entire key, steering is locked as well.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Dear Sir, This is Nina from Aoqi Lock factory in China, our products include Car pedal lock, Steering Wheel Lock, Handbrake steering wheel Gear Lock, Baseball bat steering wheel etc, and we also accept OEM.
Aoqi Lock Factory is a manufacturer with over 100 staffs and 6000 square meters' workshop. Our clients include Wal-Mart, Argos and others from all over the world. You can lick on our website to get to know more: www.cnoklock.en.alibaba.com
If you are interested , pls feel free to contact me at ok2@oklock.net. I look forward to working with you
Thanks and best regards,
Shenzhen Aoqi Lock Factory Nina Zhou Tel:0086-0755-27571100 Mobile: 0086-15820453178 Email:ok2@oklock.net.
msn:ninazhou87@yahoo.com Skype:ninazhou87

Posted on Jan 10, 2013

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 1596 Answers

SOURCE: 1991 Dodge Spirit ignition problem

The "SPRING-BACK" Action is Originated in the Ignition Switch itself (THE ELECTRICAL SWITCH) I think that is where you should Look. On these models, the ignition lock and ignition switch are removed as an assembly. Refer to IGNITION LOCK .
Disable airbag, refer to Air Bags and Seat Belts/Air Bags (Supplemental Restraint Systems)/Service and Repair . After procedure has been completed, rearm airbag system.

On these models, the ignition lock and ignition switch are removed as an assembly.

  1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
  2. Remove tilt lever.
  3. Remove three Torx column cover attaching screws, then the upper and lower column covers.
  4. Using tamper proof Torx bit tool No. 440-TX20H or equivalent, remove three ignition switch mounting screws.
  5. Carefully pull switch away from column. Release two connector locks on seven terminal wiring connector, then disconnect from ignition switch.
  6. Release connector lock on four terminal connector, then disconnect from ignition switch.
  7. Remove ignition lock from ignition switch as follows:
    1. With key inserted and switch in Lock position, use a small screwdriver to depress ignition lock retaining pin flush with lock cylinder surface.
    2. Rotate key clockwise to Off position. Ignition lock should now be unseated from ignition switch assembly. Do not attempt to remove ignition lock at this time.
    3. With ignition lock in unseated position (lock bezel approximately 1/8 inch above halo light ring), rotate key counterclockwise to Lock position, then remove key.
    4. Remove ignition lock from ignition switch.
  1. Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    1. Connect two wiring connectors to ignition switch. Ensure switch locking tabs are fully seated in connectors.
    2. Install ignition switch on steering column.
    3. On column shift models, shift lever must be in P position and park lock dowel pin on ignition switch assembly must engage with column park lock slider linkage.
    4. On all models, verify ignition switch is in Lock position (flag parallel with ignition switch terminals).
    5. Apply a dab of suitable grease to flag and pin, then position park lock link and slider to mid-travel.
    6. Position ignition switch against lock housing face. Ensure pin is inserted into park link contour slot.
    7. Install ignition switch retaining screws and torque to 12-22 lb-in .
    8. With ignition lock and switch in Lock position, insert ignition lock into ignition switch until it bottoms.
    9. Insert key, then while carefully pushing ignition lock toward ignition switch, turn key clockwise to Run position.
    10. Check for proper operation on ignition switch in all positions.

FOR PICTURES EMAIL ME AT MY NICKNAME HERE ON FIXYA @AOL.COM

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

  • 76 Answers

SOURCE: ignition lock -98 dodge neon

Sounds like the ignition cylinder is jambed, if you remove the covers and put the key in, you might be able to turn it with pliers, just turn it to the accessories position, then there is a small metal clip that pushes in, push it in and pull the lock cylinder out of place, get a new one from the dealer and reverse to install. If it's above you, your dealer can help, usually about an hours labour or so.
Hope that helps, Good luck
R

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: can't turn key in ignition lock cylinder 2000 dodge stratus

heat it up with a hair dryer

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

  • 1129 Answers

SOURCE: 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan and the key won't turn

try turning the wheel back and forth while turning key

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: 2001 dodge durango ignition switch is stuck in locked position

Your tumblers are worn. You can "Bump" the lock to get it to work, but this is a very temporary fix. To bump the lock, simply tap on the end of the key with something heavy like a short 2X4 , the heal of a shoe or something similar - while in the ignition while attempting to turn the key to the start position. DO NOT turn the engine back of until you get the car home or to a repair facility.

Posted on Nov 27, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Key won't turn ignition or unlock steering


Pull the shell left and right while trying to turn the key the lock is preventing it from turning

Apr 29, 2016 | Isuzu Pickup Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I drove my 2005 Dodge Stratus from one parking to the other without an issue. Two hours later, when I turned the key nothing would happen. Battery is good, interior and headlights turn on, but radio


maybe a bad ignition switch or your timing belt,also try turning your steering wheel back and forth while trying to start it.make sure you are actualy in park or that your steering linkage is working and not disconnected under the hood

Nov 24, 2014 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Steering wheel locked and can't turn ignition key


sometimes if the steering wheel turned too far when u turn it off turn turning the key and moving the steering at the same time also make sure it is in park

May 23, 2012 | 1998 Dodge Intrepid

4 Answers

Turned steering wheel after powering off cuz I am parked on a hill...it locked up and now the ignition is locked too...how can I start the car?


your steering wheel lock is connected to ignition in column, pull hard on steering wheel in direction wheels are turned at the same time turn key, this should free them both up.

May 18, 2010 | Subaru Impreza Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Cant turn key in ignition of my 2004 dodge ram 1500 truck


did you park with the wheel turned? You may have to turn against the ignition lock with one hand while you try the ignition wioth the other.

Mar 07, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

1 Answer

1992 Dodge Spirit ignition cylinder problem


I have a 93 and had the same problem. It is your 'Lock Cylinder'. To replace it, you will have to take off the steering wheel. if you have an airbag equipped spirit, remove that first after disconnecting the battery and waiting 15+ minutes. on the right side there will be a spring loaded mechanism you need to push down th a small tool. make sure your keys are ut and its in the off position. the cylinder should pop right out. get a new lock cylinder at an auto parts store. price varies, from 15 to 80 bux. beware and test the new mechnaism a lot if you can before you pop the new cylinder in. I put a new one in and it got stuck on run. it is a nightmare to take out when in run. The new one pops in with the spring loaded mechanism fitting into the hole. wiggle the steering wheel if it doesnt set all the way down at first. Replace steering wheel and airbag. test from drivers side.

Jul 29, 2009 | 1991 Dodge Spirit

1 Answer

1991 Dodge Spirit ignition problem


The "SPRING-BACK" Action is Originated in the Ignition Switch itself (THE ELECTRICAL SWITCH) I think that is where you should Look. On these models, the ignition lock and ignition switch are removed as an assembly. Refer to IGNITION LOCK .
Disable airbag, refer to Air Bags and Seat Belts/Air Bags (Supplemental Restraint Systems)/Service and Repair . After procedure has been completed, rearm airbag system.

On these models, the ignition lock and ignition switch are removed as an assembly.
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
  2. Remove tilt lever.
  3. Remove three Torx column cover attaching screws, then the upper and lower column covers.
  4. Using tamper proof Torx bit tool No. 440-TX20H or equivalent, remove three ignition switch mounting screws.
  5. Carefully pull switch away from column. Release two connector locks on seven terminal wiring connector, then disconnect from ignition switch.
  6. Release connector lock on four terminal connector, then disconnect from ignition switch.
  7. Remove ignition lock from ignition switch as follows:
    1. With key inserted and switch in Lock position, use a small screwdriver to depress ignition lock retaining pin flush with lock cylinder surface.
    2. Rotate key clockwise to Off position. Ignition lock should now be unseated from ignition switch assembly. Do not attempt to remove ignition lock at this time.
    3. With ignition lock in unseated position (lock bezel approximately 1/8 inch above halo light ring), rotate key counterclockwise to Lock position, then remove key.
    4. Remove ignition lock from ignition switch.
  1. Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    1. Connect two wiring connectors to ignition switch. Ensure switch locking tabs are fully seated in connectors.
    2. Install ignition switch on steering column.
    3. On column shift models, shift lever must be in P position and park lock dowel pin on ignition switch assembly must engage with column park lock slider linkage.
    4. On all models, verify ignition switch is in Lock position (flag parallel with ignition switch terminals).
    5. Apply a dab of suitable grease to flag and pin, then position park lock link and slider to mid-travel.
    6. Position ignition switch against lock housing face. Ensure pin is inserted into park link contour slot.
    7. Install ignition switch retaining screws and torque to 12-22 lb-in .
    8. With ignition lock and switch in Lock position, insert ignition lock into ignition switch until it bottoms.
    9. Insert key, then while carefully pushing ignition lock toward ignition switch, turn key clockwise to Run position.
    10. Check for proper operation on ignition switch in all positions.

FOR PICTURES EMAIL ME AT MY NICKNAME HERE ON FIXYA @AOL.COM

Feb 12, 2009 | 1991 Dodge Spirit

1 Answer

Ignition Switch


Push brake pedal hard & crank steering wheel back & other way, while trying to turn key. Try to avoid leaving wheels turned when parking if it works. I always center mine then shut it off.

Dec 26, 2008 | 1991 Dodge Caravan

2 Answers

I HAVE A 2000 JEEP GRAND CHEROKE AND MY STEERING COLUMN HAS LOCKED AND THE KEY WON'T TURN NOW. I HAVE BEEN DRIVING CAR ALL MORNING. HELP!


Did you try turning steering wheel hard one way or the other? If your parked with wheels cranked, get someone to try rocking vehicle back & forth a bit while you try to turn wheel in same direction they are cranked real hard, then try to cycle key.

Dec 24, 2008 | 1992 Dodge Stealth

1 Answer

Locked ignition and steering column


either you have the wrong key,or try turning the steering wheel to the right all the way,then turn key,this usually happens when you park the vehicle and the wheels are turned,then the steering wheel locks hard

Nov 01, 2008 | 1985 Dodge Ramcharger

Not finding what you are looking for?
1991 Dodge Spirit Logo

Related Topics:

114 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8516 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...