Jeep CJ7



April, 15, 2007 AT 10:48 PM

1984 Jeep CJ7, 84.000 miles, 258ci, fuel injected. Within the last week, when I turned the key off all my gages went off but the engine still ran. The first time this happened, I turned the key back on and off a couple of times and then it shut off. The second time, my wife was driving and I told her to do the same as I did but it would'nt shut off. So I had her put it in gear with the brake on to stall it. My key tumbler has been worn out, occasionally I could start it without a key and I could remove the key in the start and run position. I was told that the tumbler needs to be changed. I bought a new one but the instructions said to remove the steering wheel, etc.I can't seem to get to the mechanism this way. Anyone know how I can take the key tumbler out and replace with a new one?


2 Answers



April, 16, 2007 AT 7:54 AM

You have to rent or buy a steering wheel puller. Then you put the key in the lock and turn it on press the lock pin and pull the tumbler out. Reverse to install.



April, 19, 2007 AT 7:18 PM

I dont see anything that resembles a " lock pin". I've pushed on every hole, nook and cranny I see and nothing. ? Anyone else have any ideas?

Thanks, DJJeep

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