Ignition switch problem on 1990 Accord

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  1. Karl_Luph

    Karl_Luph Supporting Actor

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    Looks like the ignition switch is messed up. Tried starting the car and noticed the key seemed to turn forward alittle too far and got stuck. I could take the key out with the engine running at this time but couldn't turn the key backwards unless I joggled it around . I have a feeling the tumbler has come loose or the lock cylinder retaining screw broke or came lose.The bad part about is I can still drive it but every time I push in the clutch it sounds like the starter gear comes in contact with the flywheel. Needless to say, the less I drive it like this the better. Anybody else had a similar problem with their Honda?
     
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    It's fairly common. Unfortunately, you will have to change the whole lock housing. You can't change just the tumbler. It will range from $115-$190 for the part. If you decide to change this yourself PM me, I can fax you instructions.
     
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    Thanks Zen, I emailed you the fax #. I appreciate your help.
     
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    If I got one from the junkyard I'd still have to get the thing rekeyed . Probably will have to do that to a new too, I suppose.
     

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