I don't know what to expect for a cost. It will need some teardown just to diagnose it, and you won't know parts needed until the fault is found. I usually bid an ignition cylinder for approximately 2.5 hours, and that may put you in the area close to identifying the problem. Parts availability may be a concern on a 19 year old vehicle. If I had to guess, it could be in the 500 dollar range, but that is a guess. If you get an idea just to put a complete used column in it, which is a cut and dried possibility, be aware that the theft code may not match, and it won't start.
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 AT 9:28 PM