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Steering colum or switch

I put the key in and turn to where it gets power and i turn more and it does not start whats the problem

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I have a 92 dodge dakota and sometimes i have the same problem. you turn the key everything gets power but the starter acts like it aint geting power, try reputting the shifter in park or nuetral if this the problem your nuetral safty switch needs to be readjusted.hope this helps.

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If you mean the engine does not crank over (cranking over and starting are two different things) then it could either be the ignition switch or the fusible link, or the starter relay or the starter. You need a test light or volt meter to check where the power ends through this circuit. If you do not have either of these or know how to check voltage, I would go to the parts store and buy a starter relay. This is the easiest and cheapest to try. After you buy the starter relay you will find the old one mounted on the inner fender panel or fire wall on the driver side (under the hood). Good luck

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SOURCE: i changed the shifter in

When you put the drift in the 4th hole to remove the key cylinder, did you make sure it went all the way back in ?
The ign cylinder has a key on it so it can only go in one way.
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Sounds like the key cylinder is not in correct against the ignition switch.

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