You can replace the ignition lock cylinder in your 1994 Pontiac Firebird without removing the steering will. Remove the retaining ring at the top of the ignition cylinder. The ignition cylinder will slide out.
You will have to remove the steering wheel and everythin that surrounds the steering column in order to get the ignition switch out. I would suggest getting a good repair manual as this is not an easy process to describe without pictures and such.
I have not seen a way to do it without removing the steering wheel (and airbag).
On my 2001 Aztek, I could pull the key out when driving. To change the ignition without removing the steering wheel, take the two screws out from underneath the covering behind the wheel. Not the screws on the steering wheel. The cover will lift up but won't come off. Take an Alleen wrench and feel for the hole on top of the ignition (it will be a tight squeeze), and push in. I should also say remove the black or gray cover on the ignition switch (where the key goes in). Once you find the hole and push down on it, the ignition switch will come out.
If the steering column is broken on a 1989 Firebird, it may have to be taken apart to be repaired. If it is only the ignition that the thieves damaged, a new ignition can be installed.
Yes. Just take the U clamp off the bottom of the steering column and it will drop down so you don't need to take off the steering wheel.
remove pump with line then change and reistall
if it's the key in ignition chime just remove the upper and lower steering column covers and unplug the connector that looks like a horseshoe
"you can't unless you grind off the bolts from the steering column bracket. Most times people just change the whole steering column because its all part of one unit." Actually, you can do it without grinding the bolts - remove the lower trim panel (below the steering wheel) insert your ignition key and turn it to acc on the bottom of the ignition switch, there is a button you have to push in and you can then remove the switch
PUT YOUR KEY IN THE IGNITION AND TURN IT TO THE LEFT WITHOUT PUSHING DOWN ON THE KEY.PUSHING DOWN ON THE KEY LOCKS THE STEERING .
If your battery is fully charged and the connections are clean and tight, the problem is probably that the contacts in the switch are corroded or worn, meaning your ignition switch will have to be replaced.
Your ignition switch has failed. There is a good chance that the wiring plug for the switch has melted slightly due to a blower motor that is pulling too many amps. You will have to replace the switch, plug, and blower motor.
the ignition actuator is broken, you can turn off the "battery power" by the the ignition actuator rod that leads to the ignition switch, it runs along the top of the steering column under the dash, locate it and pull it towards the steering wheel, this should shut off the power. or you can unhook you battery, but either way you will have to replace the actuator.
-Faulty ignition switch. Possible to clean contacts on some cars, but ultimatly needs replacing from either parts store or dealer.-Possibly worn key cylnder, too much slop not allowing it to turn ignition switch all the way to start. Most cars require dismantling the steering column, removing airbag and steering wheel with special tool, and possibly drilling out security screws for the switch. Without these precautions, would be much easier for a thief to start the car by bypassing the key cylinder entirely, and turning the switch manually. madshoe83
A tow truck is the easiest way. You could pry out the ignition but yould ruin the steering column in the process.
For a 1988 Mercury Marquis remove bottom shroud from steering column (5 Philips head screws). There is a wire running from the ignition switch to the left side of the steering column; detach it from the coupler (This can be done without a tool). Turn key to ON position until the panel lights come on. There is a small pin near the bottom of the key lock; push it in and pull the ignition switch out (don't panic if the wire seems to be stuck; it will come out). To replace, turn new ignition switch to same position. Push pin on the ignition switch in while sliding it back into the steering column. Reconnect wire and then replace shroud.
i know this will sound stupid, but do you have the right key? if so, did somebody recetly break off another key in the ignition switch without you knowing?
It is not illegal to drive without power steering. Many people who drive very old cars do not have power steering.
No, the ignition is what starts the car.
I'm not a mechanic / technician but it sounds like a problem with the clockspring inside the steering wheel column cover if the horn and the cruise control does not work ( the clockspring allows you to turn the steering wheel without pulling the wiring connections to your horn and cruise control switches mounted in your steering wheel )
the thermostat this locator on the passenger side.under the exhaust manifold and the power steering pump. you have to remove the power steering pump to take it off. the power steering pump has a trick. the bottom bolts can be removed without removing the sensor. you use a 10 millimeter wrench to break the bolt. and then you start twisting out and pulling the power steering pump out at the same time
Head lights on?
you can not do this the ignition needs to be in position 1 then with a small screwdriver press the little button in and ignition will slide out, without key you will need to replace the whole ignition
found this, might be the same, Merry Christmas, anyways! :) For a 1988 Mercury Marquis remove bottom shroud from steering column (5 Philips head screws). There is a wire running from the ignition switch to the left side of the steering column; detach it from the coupler (This can be done without a tool). Turn key to ON position until the panel lights come on. There is a small pin near the bottom of the key lock; push it in and pull the ignition switch out (don't panic if the wire seems to be stuck; it will come out). To replace, turn new ignition switch to same position. Push pin on the ignition switch in while sliding it back into the steering column. Reconnect wire and then replace shroud.