you have to go under the dash and take out the steering column. and the ignition switch should have a wire going down to the bottom of the column coming from the ignition lock.
its happened to me.....my mechanic says it was the ignition switch of my car....had it replaced for $300
It hooks into the ignition switch at the bottom and the ignition lock switch at the top.
The main Ignition wire from the switch is dark blue, look under your steering column, and there are screws to separate a piece of plastic, directly behind your steering wheel, and you will see the dark blue wire coming from the switch
your key for ignition is made for that specific computer in your car,i had to replace my whole steering column,the salvage yard told me the key coming with it would work..it didnt it kept telling me to clean the key,so i had to pop out the old ignition outa the old steering column and it started first time!
This wire should be pink/black.
The ignition switch is located on top of the steering column when you remove the two nuts, one per side, and drop it down. The tilt column has this, but the fixed column (non-tilted) igintion lock has a harness coming out of the switch and runs through the column, then plugs into the harness under the dash. That's how I can tell the difference between the two.
The neutral safety switch is located on the steering column where it passes through the firewall on the inside. There are four wires coming out of it. To access it you must remove the small lower dash panels under the steering column, remove nuts holding steering column up to dash, remove four bolts that hold the bracket to column, remove ignition switch mounted on top of column, unplug large plug to lower right of ignition switch on steering column, pull switch out of way while paying attention to ignition switch rod coming from actual key switch and how it goes together. Not sure how to actually remove switch, but I don't think it is too hard. It is a relatively inexpensive part, hardest part is reaching it without tearing more apart. Shouldn't be to big of a problem all in all.
squeaking noise coming from sleeve covered arm coming from steering column to the wheel
smoke means fire. u obviously have an electrical short in steering column. best take it to an auto electrician
Could be a problem inside the steering column
Check to see if it has a rod coming out of the bottom area of steering column--controlled by ignition switch that may have become mal-adjusted or bent I'd start with the ignition switch....
short in your turn signal switch...replace it.....check your brake lights
What kind of car? It could be the horn shorting out? or another electrical issue with blinkers, etc. Can also be the power steering resivoir is low of fluid.
Locate the steering column retaining bolts under the column and remove them. Drop the column down to access the switch that is mounted on top of column. There will be a rod that operates this switch coming from the lock. Disconnect the wiring harness from the switch and then remove the retaining screws and rod coming from the ignition lock. Simple as that. If you lost keys and want to replace lock, no use going through all that tearing up of die-cast metal just sign up with AAA. It is only $60 a year and they will have someone make a key for you and then you have the most important tool for changing the ignition lock. Since all kinds of posts are available on how to change the LOCK I gave the answer to the question asked and did not share lock replacement here...
All power steering systems use a pump on the front of the engine driven by a belt. This pump will have metal lines coming from it that connect to the steering box, or power rack that is near the steering column that comes out of the cabin.
Why is gasoline coming out of the ignition switch?
If you have a tilt steering column the movement is caused by the tilt mechanism literally coming apart. I had several cars with that problem, I went to a junkyard and bought replacement columns that were in good condition and replaced the entire column.
Should be under the cover of the underside of the steering column usually close the the connector harness for the steering column 4 bolts that hold up the column might have to be removed for access
If you are losing fluid, you need to find out where it is going. Usually it is pretty easy to find most leaks: out of the seals on the pump, out of the lines or cooler, out of the steering gear, or out of the rack and pinion. Sometimes you'll have to poke a small hole in the rubber boot on the rack and watch for fluid coming out. Your steering column wouldn't be the problem. Hope this helps.
the ignition swith is located on the steering colum.you must drop the steering colum to get to it. it is a rectangle box with wires coming from it.
the knuckle part and it has to be greased. you just need to a grease kit for it and take it to a shop if you can't do it yourself
i have heard that noise and I believe it is coming from the body frame connection and i also heard that u can get a kit to eliminate the noise. Ed
You will need to have the codes checked for your steering system but most of the time the problem is a bad steering position sensor which is located at the bottom of the steering column on the inside of the car. I have seen defective YAW Rate sensors cause this problem but very very rare.