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Good Morning, I used my 1996 jeep grand cheroke to go to the store. One hour later it just didn't want to start. I will not turn over. Battery is fine. Power to everything is fine.Outdoor temperature is not cold. It just acts like it is flat dead. My husband had a look at it the next day and discovered the whole assembly where you put the key into the ignition is "wobbly". Just wondering if you have any suggestions , I need to have it towed to the dealership for repair and I would like to have a small idea of the problem.

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  • pammylynn2 Feb 03, 2009

    Got the Jeep back ; it was a ing cyl part for a couple hundred bucks and 2 hours labour... a quick 500 and I am back on the road.
    Cheers !


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Contrary to what people think, the ignition key cylinder is not the ignition switch (switch itself is on top of steering column, connected to key tumbler by a metal rod.) If the switch has failed, it may feel strange when you turn the key. Any competent repair shop will do testing to both the switch, and the components it operates to find the problem. Obviously, the price will cover time testing , r&r of parts and the price of the parts themselves. Beware of shops that want to change everything, including the seats in order to make the repair.If you have a question about how valid the diagnosis is, ask it here!

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