if your Car/Truck Key won't turn, here is a Quick fix -UNCUT
If your key won't turn or is stuck, no matter how much you wiggle it, turn
the steering wheel, or press the brake, then you might want to try this.
But use as a last resort, at your own risk.
This is pretty common in Jeeps, at first my key wont turn in the ignition,
but if I wiggling it a little it will eventually work. I have been doing
this for over a year now. Until today, no matter how much I wiggle the key,
turn the steering wheel, press the brake, it will not turn. I'm totally
So I did some research and found out that it is the lock cylinder that has
gone bad and I need to have a local locksmith replace it at a cost of about
$120 in parts and $50 in labor. Another option is to tow it to a Jeep
dealer and pay over $900 for a entire steering column.
You can just take a hammer or rubber mallet and hit the end of the key,
this will bent the copper latch piece allowing you to start your jeep.
some ppl have asked to send me a donation for helping them out, thanks all:
Honda Accord Ignition Switch Replacement
A fastener by fastener tutorial for testing, removing, and installing an
ignition switch on a Honda Accord.
I cover how to cause an intermittent switch to act up, test it for
continuity to verify it's faulty, and how to remove the cylinder assembly
from the vehicle so the electrical switch can be removed.
Then I cover the 1990s to 2000s Honda ignition switch recalls and the
special part numbers that go with them and reinstallation of the cylinder
assembly to the vehicle.
The shear bolt diameter and thread pitch is M8 X 1.25.
Ignition Switch Recall Info:
Honda TSB Number 02-031
1997 Accord (L4), 1998-1999 Accord (L4 and V6), 1998-2000 Civic, 1997-1999
CRV, 1997-2000 Odyssey, and 1997-1999 Prelude.
Link to the recall PDF with installation diagrams:
Intro and outro music Welcome To The Show by Kevin Macleod
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against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of
this information. Bushougoma assumes no liability for property damage or
injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this
video. Bushougoma recommends safe practices when working with the tools or
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video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any
particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper
use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video
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GM How to Replace Ignition Lock Cylinder
Buick Lesabre, Park Avenue, Chevy Monte Carlo, Caprice, Malibu, Olds 88.
Any 90's GM car into 2000's. If your Security Light is Flashing and Your
Car Won't Start, or Crank...Look into This as The Solution!!!
My Jeep Won't Crank Over SOLVED
That ignition actuator is only $30 on Amazon HERE:
My Jeep Won't Crank Over SOLVED
Honda Ignition Lock Repair
First watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f01ul35Y-U
to remove lock from steering wheel.
Learn to repair all types of Honda Steering Lock. Either with time or due
to mishandling the levers of Honda Lock gets damaged. You may replace or
remove defected levers completely to make the lock working. This repair is
valid on all Honda Cars including City, Civic, Accord, Jazz, Brio, CR-V
1995 Ford F-250 4X4 Ignition Switch Replacement
This video details the troubleshooting process I went through when
diagnosing the binding ignition switch concern in the start position.
During troubleshooting, other issues were found with the shift tube bushing
causing the gear selector lever to be loose.
Interestingly, what I thought was the problem (a worn ignition switch)
turned out to not be the problem at all. The problem with the key binding
in the start position is within the actuator rod mechanism. These parts
were lubricated as an initial corrective action, but that didn't solve the
The loose gear selector lever and binding ignition switch, though annoying,
aren't big enough issues at this point to invest more money to correct. So
I left things as they were so I can drive the truck and focus on more
pressing maintenance issues. I will research sourcing these parts and will
likely complete these repairs at a later date if these issues become
Lastly, the smoke and burning smell coming from the cluster/column area was
investigated and ultimately determined to be a failed component (a MOV) on
the speedometer board which isn't critical to gauge or vehicle operation.
Like the ignition switch/gear selector lever concern, this issue can wait
until I can source the replacement part or repair the part myself at a
I keep these videos real and what you see is what you get with no editing.
Sometimes, even after good troubleshooting, you're faced with a decision to
either take things a step further and complete the repair or pick your
battles and attack the issues later. This is one of those occasions. There
are other items I need to address with this truck first so I will likely
circle back to address the above items at a later date. You can't always
fix everything all at once. (9/20/2012)
No Crank, No Start Diagnosis - EricTheCarGuy
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Whenever you have a no start condition when attempting to start your
vehicle it's important to make the distinction between "no crank, no start"
and "crank, no start" situations as they are treated differently. This
video covers what I do when confronted with a 'no crank, no start'
situation and in this case it's a worst case scenario so be sure to watch
till the end.
Starter diagnosis video
No start basics video
Parasitic draw video
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How to diagnose a bad starter, ignition, neutral safety switch!
The re are 3 wires or electrodes on all starters. One is the large bolt
that is attached to the main positive battery cable. One is the small wire
that is sometimes purple that is attached to the ignition switch "key". And
one is just a copper wire or electrode that supplies a ground/power to the
starter from the solenoid.