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Username Post: Run away starter`
gchemist 
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gchemist
Loc: Austin, TX 78748
Reg: 05-09-00
06-03-19 08:11 AM - Post#2767598    
    In response to gchemist

Ok, I went and changed out the starter in a parking lot. I'm glad I had my 1/2" impact. One bolt was too tight to take off with a short ratchets. Not a bad job. Used a small jack to raise the wheel. Used a 4x4 piece of wood under the wheel. It was enough clearance to get under it. Afterwards, same problem. We went for a new key cylinder. I replaced it fairly quick. Same problem. Apparently, the problem is in the key cylinder housing. If you wiggle it enough, the starter will crank. It will not start since fuel and ignition power is cut. I determined if the wheel is locked and key is out, it will not crank on it's own. If you wiggle it too much, it will try to crank. The new cylinder is tight compared to the old one. A permanent solution may be to replaced the column. Or other another internal column part.
'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles

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