1994 ram 1500 ignition switch problem - DodgeForum.com

Go Back   DodgeForum.com > Dodge Trucks > Dodge Ram > 2nd Gen Ram Tech
Log In 


2nd Gen Ram Tech 1994-2001 Rams: This section is for TECHNICAL discussions only, that involve the 1994 through 2001 Rams. For any non-tech discussions, please direct your attention to the "General discussion/NON-tech" sub sections.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:06 PM.>

1994 ram 1500 ignition switch problem

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-29-2011, 07:09 PM
wulfgar wulfgar is offline
Amateur
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Vehicle: 94 ram 1500 4x4
Location: missouri
Posts: 36
Default 1994 ram 1500 ignition switch problem

as the title says i can turn the key to run without any restance.
a friend noticed the problem on the steering wheel side there is a black screw that seems to have backed out. i have been able to start my truck useing a flat head driver by putting it between the screw and the silver L shaped plate and gentle twisting it till i see the tumble suck in. i havent been able to tighten the screw cause its tight between the steering wheel. is the backed out screw the problem? and if i replace the ignition switch will that screw be part of it? arrow points to the screw



[IMG] Uploaded with ImageShack.us[/IMG]
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-30-2011, 04:45 PM
wulfgar wulfgar is offline
Amateur
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Vehicle: 94 ram 1500 4x4
Location: missouri
Posts: 36
Default better pic

sorry about the bad pic heres a better one. i just want to know if tighting that screw will fix the problem and if the screw is part of a replacement ignition thanks all


[IMG] Uploaded with ImageShack.us[/IMG]
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-31-2011, 06:24 PM
Buellstunter's Avatar
Buellstunter Buellstunter is offline
Professional
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Vehicle: 1996 ram 1500 1995 dakota 2002 durango
Location: hanover PA
Posts: 112
Default

That screw will not turn in any further. I recently replaced my ignition switch with one from advanced auto parts. cost $35 for a BWD brand. and it comes with that screw and the little metal "L" shaped plate.. The screw only has a few threads at the end, If I remember correctly it has something to do with holding the lock tumbler in. You can get the whole unit with new keys for $70 from advanced as well if you don't want to switch out your lock tumbler and use your original key. NOTE: the screws to hold the switch in are the tamper proof torx type. Meaning in the center of the screw head there is a post sticking up. A regular torx bit will not work.
__________________
1996 ram 1500 SLT laramie 4X4 5.2L. automatic. rough country 5" suspension lift 3"body lift. Rolling on 38x15.5x16 truxus sts tires.. Mb motorsport wheels, 4.88 gears. 7500LB winch.

Last edited by Buellstunter; 01-31-2011 at 06:28 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-01-2011, 06:06 PM
wulfgar wulfgar is offline
Amateur
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Vehicle: 94 ram 1500 4x4
Location: missouri
Posts: 36
Default thanks

thanks man thats what i needed to know
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stumped 3 mechanics so far upandatom 2nd Gen Neon 13 07-04-2015 06:26 PM
Engine cuts out a few times then dies JFloors Dodge Ram Van 17 06-19-2015 06:23 PM
Clutch problems alston89 3rd Gen Ram Tech 3 06-15-2015 10:39 AM
2006 ram check gauges light RUSSELLO 3rd Gen Ram Tech 6 06-11-2015 04:35 PM
Shifting/high engine rev help please hoyt66 Dodge Journey 3 06-07-2015 11:55 AM

 
Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors

Internet Brands, Inc.


Contact Details & Emails