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Shifty1

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hey guys

got myself a bit of a dilemma..

i took the bottom cover off the steering column to take a look for the starter motor wire.. when I couldnt find it I gave up n put it back on..

now, heres my problem.. you put the key in the ignition.. but it wont turn.. its stuck in place.. and theres sufficent clearance around the column..

Any ideas? :(
 

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Check your Battery mate, it may be flat..

Take a quick look at your starter motor see if the wires are still connected right, look around the wiring area to that worked on, you may have moved something while taking pieces off.
 

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i just went downstairs to retry..

i get past the mechanical locking mechaqnism.. then after that it feels like your pushing into something soft.. it wont move any further..
 

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I'll take a look at my book 4 ya mate , won't be to long :p
 

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Okay i know u have a differnt motor, but i found apart in the book where it says, your starter motor may be jamed, this would require you to remove it and take a look.. It also says something about checking your flywheel why doing this.

My scanners not connected atm :p
 

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lol thx mate..

does it say a jammed starter motor stops the barrel from fully turning? because thats my problem..
 

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lol mate, i thought it was your starte motor not turning.

Make sure your not pushing your key to far fwd ... If your sterring is locked, turn the key then move the wheel :p

Ill look in my book again soon..
 

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lol sorry.. mis worded..

i cant turn the key far enough it gets stuck.. i dont know what on.. but it has a soft bounce to it..
 

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hmmmm

I looked into my book, but its about the wiring and releys..

It sounds like it skipping something or its being blocked, with the casing off have a look while turning the key
 

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Is the plastic around the column loose at all?

In my old VH, because it was loose,the plastic sometimes fell down a bit and something inside there (I dunno what it was, it was just like a little metal arm thingy), would hit the plastic. Thus preventing it from turning enough to start.
 
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