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Could be the lock cylinder, the rod going down to the switch, or the switch. There is a gear and link that pushes the rod.
You can search for GM lock on YouTube for a video illustration.
Posted on Jan 22, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Do you have a tilt wheel? If so you're only half the way there. The upper actuator is broken. And you got to get into the column further. As for the trick to get the cylinder in. Don't matter if you got a tilt or fixed wheel. Go to the top side of the column. About 2/3 the way down it you'll find the Ign Switch. A rod will be coming out of the top going towards the wheel area. Push it into the switch till the inst panel lights come on. That means that the Ign switch is in the 'ON' sopition. IE all the dash panel lights come on. There is a key on the tumbler that matches to a key in the ign gear. Than just incert the tumbler into the gear and turn it to lock it in.
If you got a non-tilt wheel then it sounds like the bottom of the tumbler is broken off and is still in the gear. If so do the same as above with the Ign Switch. That will align the key so you can take the broken part out and put the new Ign tumbler in.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
I had the same issue. I took it to a local kia dealer and they had to replace the the entire steering shaft because it was binding. After a $350 fix it works fine. Must be a common problem with the van because they knew what the problem was before i could even explain all the details and before they looked at the van period.
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
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