Mechanics

IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER

1974 Chevrolet Nova • V8 2WD Automatic • 150,000 miles

We are trying to replace the ignition switch. The ignition lock cylinder will not come out after following the instructions from a Chilton manual. What can we do?
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JamieQ
July 30, 2011.



Look inside the housing. You see the key cyl. There is a key way where it hooks to the column. Look at the new part youll see the lock. You need to insert a screw driver to release the cyl.

Cadieman
Jul 30, 2011.
We did this. It still will not come out. One part of the manual said that sometimes they cylinder can be pushed too far in and that the steering column has to be removed in order to get the cylinder out. How do we go about doing this?

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JamieQ
Jul 30, 2011.
I would insure that cyl. Clip is released. Then pry it out. You need to push the release properly to do this.

Cadieman
Jul 30, 2011.