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TEST AND REPAIR

If the key removal effort is excessive on a vehicle with a automatic transmission first adjust the shift linkage, refer to Group 21 Transmission And Transfer Case for procedure.

If the ignition switch effort is excessive remove the ignition key cylinder from the steering column. Refer to Group 8D Ignition System. Check the turning effort of the key cylinder. If the ignition key cylinder effort is excessive replace the key cylinder. If the ignition key cylinder operates properly look for the following conditions.

(1) Look for rough areas or flash in the casting and if found remove with a file (Fig. 4).

(2) Grease the lock plate actuator, lock plate, slider and locking link.

Fig. 2 Observe Cautions Fig. 2 Observe Cautions

1 - CAUTION: NEVER REMOVE SHAFT LOCK PLATE

Fig. 3 Observe Cautions Fig. 3 Observe Cautions

1 - CAUTION: NEVER REMOVE SHAFT LOCK PLATE RETAINER

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