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Vehicle won't start after hitting guardrail

Vehicle spun out and hit guardrail doing minor damage to passenger bumper. Airbag, AWD led's illuminated with key in start position, ignition won't turn over.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: 1998 dodge ram 1500 4x4 front bumper

I'd speak to a local bodyman, and get his expert opinion, which should certainly help in court. Ask him to put it in writing.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

jturcotte
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SOURCE: the ignition on my 2000

Hi, it is rarely the switch. It is usually the lock or the linkage. You would have to take it apart to see what is wrong. Below are some procedures you can use to check it out. Please let me know if you have questions, and thanks for using FixYa.


Removal & Installation
CAUTION Some models covered by this manual may be equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS.

  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable. Wait at least 2 minutes to allow the air bag system ample time to disarm.
  2. Place the ignition key in the RUN position. Through the hole in the lower shroud, depress the lock cylinder retaining tab, then remove the key cylinder.

The ignition switch is attached to the lock cylinder housing on the end opposite the lock cylinder.


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Fig. Location of the ignition switch, as viewed from below the steering column

Location of the ignition switch, as viewed from below the steering column


  1. Place the ignition key in the RUN position. Through the hole in the lower shroud, press the lock cylinder retaining tab, then remove the key cylinder.
  2. Unfasten the retainers, then remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
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    Fig. After removing the retaining screws, you can remove the steering column covers
    After removing the retaining screws, you can remove the steering column covers

  3. Detach the ignition switch electrical connectors.
  4. Using a #10 Torx® bit, remove the ignition switch mounting screw.
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    Fig. The ignition switch is secured with a Torx® mounting screw
    The ignition switch is secured with a Torx® mounting screw

  5. Depress the retaining tabs, then pull the ignition switch from the steering column.

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    Fig. Use a suitable tool to depress the retaining tabs, then remove the switch from the column
    Use a suitable tool to depress the retaining tabs, then remove the switch from the column


To install:
  1. Make sure the ignition switch is in the RUN position and the actuator shaft in the lock housing is in the RUN position.
  2. Carefully install the ignition switch. The switch will snap over the retaining tabs. Install the mounting screw.

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    Fig. The ignition switch will snap over the retaining tabs
    The ignition switch will snap over the retaining tabs

  3. Attach the ignition switch electrical connectors.
  4. Install the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
  5. Install the ignition key cylinder (the cylinder retaining tab will depress only in the RUN position).
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.
  7. Check for proper operation of the ignition switch and key-in warning switch.
To install lock cylinder:
  1. Install the key in the lock cylinder. Turn the key to the RUN position (position where the retaining tab on the lock cylinder can be depressed).
  2. The shaft at the end of the lock cylinder aligns with the socket in the end of the housing. Then align the socket with the lock cylinder, make sure the socket is in the RUN position.

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Fig. Align the socket with the cylinder, by making sure it-s in the RUN position

Align the socket with the cylinder, by making sure it-s in the RUN position


  1. Turn the key to the OFF position.
  2. Connect the negative battery cable.

Posted on Feb 26, 2011

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SOURCE: hit pothole and engine stopped and unable to

almost sounds as if there was water in that pothole correct? if so get some wd40 or crc and spray the distributer and or all sparkplug cables... this should sort the problem if not just leave it over night etc... to dry out

Posted on Feb 26, 2011

muntejaya
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SOURCE: hit potholw...vehicle engine stopped

Hi.
Please check your ignition and fueling system
Regards

Posted on Feb 26, 2011

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