I got the ignition starter switch out, finally. I replaced it
with a new one. It wasn't the problem. The instrument lights in
the dashboard stay on, and the starter switch (with key in it) turns
freely, with no resistance whatsoever. I have completely removed
the housing that holds the starter switch. Do you know what the
problem could be?? I'm at my wits end on this one, could it be a
'pin' of some sort? There's not much left that it could be actually.
Thanks again for your help, and i'm sorry I have to ask you once
again to lend me your expertise. Also, when I was putting everything
back together, the only thing I couldn't figure out was where the
'semi-circle shaped chrome peice, at the end of the shifter rod'
was supposed to go? When I put everything back together, the gear
shifter wouldn't move, so I think I put it in the wrong place. THANKS
If you pull out the
ignition switch tumbler and look at the gear underneath it there
should be a prong that goes into the bottom of the switch. It is
common for this piece to break. Ask your parts guy for a gear kit
it will have all the gears and parts that go between the ign switch(electrical)
and the tumbler(key).