1991 Chevy Cavalier ignition switch and fuel filter

Tiny
MBUSH2583
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  • 1991 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 155,000 MILES
I was just given an answer to a previous question which stated that the problem I was having could be rectified by replacing the ignition switch. I am fairly mechanical but have never done this before. Is this a difficult task? I have the part and installation would appear to be pretty staight foreward. Any suprises I should consider before tackling this myself? Thanks for your time.
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Monday, August 9th, 2010 AT 8:08 AM

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Hi mbush2583,

Always reply to the same post in order for notification to be forwarded to the person attending to you and resp[onse. A new post might take a longer time to be noticed and even missed.

Replacing the ignition switch is not too difficult.

IGNITION SWITCH
Removal
1.Remove steering wheel. Remove upper and lower
column covers. See Fig. 4. On models equipped with tilt col-umns, it may be necessary to remove tilt lever to allow removal of covers.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_SteeringColumn91CavalierFig04_1.jpg



2.Separate rosebud fastener of wiring harness from lower column jacket. Remove combination switch to allow removal of ignition switch top screw. Disconnect and shield negative battery cable. Disconnect ignition switch harness connectors. Remove ignition switch from lock cylinder housing.

Installation
To connect ignition switch to lock cylinder housing, align tab on lock cylinder with slot in ignition switch. Install and torque switch retaining screws to 21 INCH lbs. (2.4 N.m). Install electrical connectors to ignition switch. Install combination switch and torque mounting screws to 49 INCH lbs. (5.5 N.m). Install rosebud fastener and column covers. Torque cover mounting screws to 49 INCH lbs. (5.5 N.m). To complete installation, reverse removal procedure.

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Monday, August 9th, 2010 AT 8:25 AM

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