1998 Toyota Avalon Ignition?

Tiny
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  • 1998 TOYOTA AVALON
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 110,000 MILES
If the engine will not turn off when the ignition key switch is turned to off (for this model car), is this typically due to a damaged ignition switch and if yes, which part of the switch assembly needs to be replaced plus, what is the easiest and quickest way of repairing or replacing the worn out part? If not, what then?
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 AT 9:47 PM

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Tiny
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Have to remove upper and lower steering covers
and disconnect the ignition switch from the lock two screws and check
if lock rotating as it should remove and replace the switch
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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 AT 6:15 AM
Tiny
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You will notice there isn't alot of space to remove the two phyllips head machine screws attaching the switch to the key lock's housing. From your experience, what is the quickest way to remove the switch?
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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 AT 1:23 PM
Tiny
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No quick way about it
What usually we do is drop down the steering a bit
as you may endup needing to remove the ignition lock
and that require more work
thin and long screw driver place it in on the small screw(ignition switch )and tap the screw driver with a hammer try to turn that should make it easier to loosen the screws

To remove ignition lock
If shear bolt studs are accessible, use a hacksaw to cut slots into exposed studs.
Remove studs using a screwdriver. If shear bolt studs are recessed or hard to reach with hacksaw, use a center punch on studs. Using a drill bit and screw extractor, remove studs. Place key in ACC position and remove ignition switch and lock cylinder.
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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 AT 5:28 PM
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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 AT 5:38 PM
Tiny
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I installed a new ignition switch but, occasionally while the ignition switch is in the start position and the starter is engaged, everything stops. The dash stays lit but, the engine stops turning. Normally this engine starts quickly. In a recent test, 1st try - start, 2nd try - starter engaged with engine turning then nothing after one or two revolutions (eventhough key still in start position), 3rd try - start, 4th try - start, 5th try - start. So, would you next look at the starter relay, starter contacts, solenoid switch or what?
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 8:51 PM
Tiny
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I would use a test light and test if have power at the starter S terminal small wire as cranking
If have power and its failing to crank starter at fault (and I would suspect that)
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 9:03 PM

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