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Steering Lock Assembly wearing out? Starting car with screwdriver the last 3 months...

Rmember my story about my faulty tumbler and lock and how I got it fixed for 100 bucks?? Well, I never did get a new tumbler so I have been starting my car with a screwdriver...The last two times it has given me trouble after being hassle free for 3 months...First, the steering wheel locked for the first time in 3 months...After a few minutes, I got it unlocked and started...The very next time, the key would turn but not to the ignition spot to turn over...I heard a clicking noise down near the radio sort of then...After jiggling the screwdriver and sweating bullets for 10 minutes, it turned over...I should note that I was camping in Arizona then, and live in Oregon...so I drove all the way home without shutting my car off...Even slept a few hours with it idling at the rest area like the truckers...Just more proof that these engines are amazing...So back to the steering lock assembly, what should I do? I called MB in Tucson and they wanted close to $200 for the part plus labor...which I cannot afford. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
 

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RE: Steering Lock Assembly wearing out? Starting car with screwdriver the last 3 months...

can i get your address?
 

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RE: Steering Lock Assembly wearing out? Starting car with screwdriver the last 3 months...

barbus, why do you want my address? I tried emailing you and I would give it to you if you were a local teckie...just don't want to post it on here. I still have this problem going.
 

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RE: Steering Lock Assembly wearing out? Starting car with screwdriver the last 3 months...

Hmmm...Up until the time I received this last post, I thought this forum was A + ...now these last two guys responding have really tainted my opinion...What happened to the real helpers ?
 

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RE: Steering Lock Assembly wearing out? Starting car with screwdriver the last 3 months...

$200 isn't very much, basically it means that the parts are cheap and it takes less than an hour to fix, dealership usually charges $120 or so an hour with an hour minimum, so parts are probably around $60-70, best bet is just to do it your self or give one of those guys your address, they'll help you out...lol

http://users.vnet.net/w123d/w123d/switch.htm

wd40 and different screwdriver??
 

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RE: Steering Lock Assembly wearing out? Starting car with screwdriver the last 3 months...

tried the wd 40 and a few different ones and it didn't work. Still frozen...I think I have to tear it all apart which I am not sure I can do..............
 

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RE: Steering Lock Assembly wearing out? Starting car with screwdriver the last 3 months...

I think I MAY have fixed it. I got out my vacuum attachment and sucked out all the pieces of metal in the ignition...Sprayed some more wd40 in there and it seems to be turning smooth for the moment!
 
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