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Starting/column issue
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Oh god.. I hate steering columns... Huh

Recently there is a new sound, a plastic 'click' in the left side of the steering column.. about turn signal area.. when I turn the ignition.
And.. sometimes the starter goes *click* but nothing happens until I return the key and tilt/turn the wheel and try again.

...heavy sigh..

Any ideas where to start? What it might be?
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#2
Is it not starting ? and what kinda van is it? Sorry I see it's a 87 Dodge van.
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remind me Chevy Dodge Ford? Tilt? highdesertranger
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There is a switch block on the column. A rod from the key part pulls and pushes this switch contacts. They get loose from the column and can get out of adjustment as parts wear.
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GypsyDogs (12-06-2017)
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HDR- Dodge 87, Tilt
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(12-06-2017, 09:41 AM)Weight Wrote: There is a switch block on the column. A rod from the key part pulls and pushes this switch contacts. They get loose from the column and can get out of adjustment as parts wear.

Soooo- the actuator (or tilt hinges?) are wearing?

found this link- https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how...sunderland
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#7
Maybe. I would find the switch block, turn the key, observe what is happening. On my B250 it is on the left of the steering column, just above the brake pedal. I would remove the lower part of the dash cover, the part under the column. Then the rods from the key to the switch are exposed. See what is going on before you buy parts. There are a couple of part numbers for the switch, so get the number from yours.
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GypsyDogs (12-06-2017)
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well if it was a Chevy I could tell you exactly what's wrong. the gear and rack is broken not totally yet but it soon will be. from what you describe it's probably what it is. highdesertranger
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GypsyDogs (12-06-2017)
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in fact the parts look exactly the same as a GM,

http://www.steeringcolumnservices.com/do...uators.php

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oooooooo- and a "How-to"... love those!
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