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Has any one had the experience of replacing the ignition switch (AC DELCO gray housing) only to find out it was defective. While I had my steering wheel apart searching for the grinding noise I decided to replace ignition switch that I had in my glove box for about a year. After numerous attempts to get it started and doing fuse checks, ground checks, charging battery. I decided to install old switch that I never had problems with. Guess it works like it is supposed to. Another case of WHY ME!!!!!!!
 

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Why me!........would have been, for me, taking out bad switch then replacing with new switch and finding out it was bad also!!!
 

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So far I've had a defective brand new acdelco water pump, a defective brand new acdelco master cylinder, a brand new defective acdelco transmission gasket and yes, a brand new defective acdelco abs sensor. It seems that quality control and cost cutting are a problem in shifting production offshore. You only had one, count yourself lucky!
 

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Possibly an endorsement for . . .

"If it ain't broken . . . DON'T FIX IT."

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Amen on that, so many people have said replace ignition switch, until I know it is bad it is staying right were it is at.
 

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Electrical parts.

Learned a VERY long time ago to NEVER purchase an electrical part and NOT install it ASAP. If the replaced part is still working and this is a "Preventive Maintenance" project. Mark the OLD part as "USED" but still working and keep it as a backup. You loose the warrantee on most new electrical parts in most cases after 90 days. Out the box / new along with low mileage Rs does not guarantee trouble FREE.

"Long may you run"
 

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Robert,

This may be a silly question...but...did you make sure the small gear wheel at the top was in the correct position before installing? I remember the person helping me install mine had to click that gear wheel twice before installing it.

Alex
 

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Robert,

This may be a silly question...but...did you make sure the small gear wheel at the top was in the correct position before installing? I remember the person helping me install mine had to click that gear wheel twice before installing it.

Alex
I had that switching every position you think of, well not quite. I even did what dictator said roll it with your thumb to make sure it starts no go so the only thing I can figure is a bad switch put the old one back in.thanks Alex.
 
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