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Old 03-30-2015, 08:26 PM   #26
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Re: Truck Won't Start No Sounds No Noises Nothing

I started looking at your column disassembly pictures and thought you stole some of mine from last summer when I had the little forked thingie (technical term) at the end of the lock cylinder break. I bastardized a salvage yard column and combined parts from the two to get Green Jeans back on the road. Only way I knew the pictures weren't mine were your original type radio staring back at me... either that, or you're a master at photoshop and waste your talents on photoshopping old radios into the backgrounds of other people's pictures. Either way, well done sir!
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:38 PM   #27
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ok, so two days later we arrive at the holy grail a busted ignition lock cylinder

so after all my electrical troubleshooting it is a mechanical part that failed

well I guess out of all the places the truck could have given up the ghost inside our garage was the best place, nobody hurt, nobody got stranded
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:40 PM   #28
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... either that, or you're a master at photoshop and waste your talents on photoshopping old radios into the backgrounds of other people's pictures. Either way, well done sir!
Yup... you got me, LOL, jk
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:47 PM   #29
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Re: Truck Won't Start No Sounds No Noises Nothing

ordered a new Sector Gear [ahem] Ignition Switch Actuator from NAPA auto parts, no other parts house had it, and even NAPA has to ship it from one of their main warehouses in another city

it's a hard to find part, so sharing as much detail as I can

Part Number: NOE 7301638

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Old 03-30-2015, 09:52 PM   #30
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Re: Truck Won't Start No Sounds No Noises Nothing

also 83221 in motormite/help/dorman

OEM Part # 7827089, 7810020

i keep it on the shelf at store where i work
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:10 PM   #31
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i think the little gear wheel was metal in my 82, i wonder when they switched? also i remember it being a huge PITA to get that thing assembled properly. It kept being one tooth off and would not allow me to turn the key far enough to start the truck. lots of stubbornness and yelling got it done though lol.
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:33 PM   #32
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also 83221 in motormite/help/dorman

OEM Part # 7827089, 7810020

i keep it on the shelf at store where i work
Jeramy where do you work at?
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:44 PM   #33
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Crow burlingame auto parts also known as Bumper to Bumper auto parts been there 4 years now
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:08 PM   #34
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ok, so NAPA called today and said my Spector gear was in, so I drove up there and they would not give it to me without a receipt, and it was even the same man at the counter that I ordered it from

let me guess they have tons of people walking in there hoping to score a FREE $10 dollar plastic spector gear for a '74 GMC which they just happen to know was ordered from Fresno (end of rant)

so lets look at the new vs the old, I decided not to use the new rack (the shinny metal stick) as it was a bit different from mine
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:11 PM   #35
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OK, so put the steering column back together enuff to where I can try turning the key and progress, now the starter clicks but I guess I drained the battery goofing around so I am charging it and will try again in a couple hours or tomorrow morning

thank you all who have helped
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:21 PM   #36
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so let the battery charge over night with both leads (positive and negative) disconnected from the vehicle so nothing could drain it

tried to start it after work, and it would click but not turn over, tried it with the battery charger on boost and still same thing, tried it with the remote start switch connected straight to the starter and solenoid and still same thing

so took the starter off and tested it the way my daddy showed me, well he didn't have a fancy remote start switch like me but you get the idea, you basically Captain Morgan it by holding it down with your foot, and see what happens, in my case the Borax (LOL) pops out but nothing spins

so look out AutoZone here comes The Greg with two $20 dollar bills
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:54 AM   #37
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OK, so picked up a brand new starter from O'Reilly's I kid you not it says BesTest on it, so you may have the best starter but I have the bestest, LOL

bolted it up and the truck fired on the first try

and finally got the steering column all put back together, even got the horn working this time

thank you all for your help, glad this March Madness is over, hee hee
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Re: Truck Won't Start No Sounds No Noises Nothing

Gregski, was there some trick to get the rack and sector gear reassembled and aligned correctly?
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Old 02-20-2016, 04:39 PM   #39
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Gregski, was there some trick to get the rack and sector gear reassembled and aligned correctly?
Took a little doin' and head a scratchin' to figure out the logic of it, of course then it's easy once you know how

the key (pun intended) is to get it to slide full range of motion with just your hands once the rack and gear are assembled, you should see how that metal coat hanger rod will move it up and down, and if its not right you will know
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Old 02-20-2016, 09:56 PM   #40
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You're absolutely right Gregski. Part of that logic is making sure that you are feeding the rack in from the right direction. Gotta remember that the lock cylinder angles forward, and that where the rod fits into the rack points back. In my defense, my whole column was apart so orientation was not so obvious
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:23 AM   #41
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Howdy, Problem with Starting the cheyenne! when I push the steering wheel down, few millimeters the engine will start?? can You fix it that the spell is gone? and the steering wheel stays down?
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