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Old 02-17-2012, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by kerry View Post
Just a brief word of caution. The steering column can lock in positions 1,2, or 3 under the right conditions depending on the failure mode of the ignition switch. It happened on my daughter's 84 SD. The locking pin broke away from the upper ignition assembly and locked while I was driving the car. Luckily it was as I was pulling out of a parking space. It would have been much more exciting if I was going 70mph. I have no idea how common a failure this is but it's a real PIA when it happens because the steering wheel is not turning until that ignition assembly is completely removed.
That has to be one of the more unusual failures I have run across in years.

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