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Old 07-06-2010, 05:44 PM
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my key is giving me trouble...i cant turn the key to start the truck....its done this to me 3 times today....

the brake switch doesnt prevent me from turning the key right? and the shift lock works fine also when i can start the truck.....

do i need a new ignition switch from a donor car? i figured i's swap the switch tumbler and keys..put my transmitter in the pad and use my old keys as a spare for the door.

truck wouldnt know the difference....i can use the new key and my transmitter for power locks and my old key for the drivers door

i just wouldnt be able to unlock the door manually without my truck orginal key....

anyone have this happen? i searched on my cell phone but i didnt see anything...
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Its been burned, baked, smashed and broken... i still love it....
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:42 PM
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This is common on DII's.
First make sure you are in park all the way, force the shifter forward with your palm by hitting it hard next time it happens.
If that does not help then you can try lubing the ignition switch with graphite or you can replace the tumblers or the whole thing.
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This happened to me today. The steering wheel lock was preventing me from turning the key took me about a minute to figure it out. I just took the pressure off by turning the steering wheel a little and bingo. Might not be the problem just my experience.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:58 PM
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Might be a worn key too. Try pulling the key out just a tiny bit and see if it will turn.

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For my D1 the problem started after some low life tried to steal the truck.
The Key would needed to be gimmied/wiggled for the tumblers to line up.
Tried graphite, etc. nojoy for over a year then my Indi fixed it right away with a shot of K-57 (i think that's wat's called) and no more problems (I hope I'n not jinxing it now)
For the Canadians, it's available from "Krown Rust Control" but "Home Hardware" carries K-54 that is the old formula but still good.
I'm not having any more problems with any locks and the handle of the tailgate.

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Problems: Bad oil pump, bad hydrolic lifter, hotwired fuel pump, droopy headliner, High beams come on and drain battery so I removed the fuse
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