Ignition barrel frozen. 93 Surf

drew_mo
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Ignition barrel frozen. 93 Surf

Unread post by drew_mo » November 1st, 2014, 4:59 pm

And I mean frozen......locked solid.

Had the beast for a month or so. 93 diesel Surf, old, worn, but cheap.....lol

Put ignition key in, and barrel suddenly won't turn at all. Haven't seen it previously.
What I have tried.

Tried spare, recently cut key which has worked fine previously.
Tapped key gently with a hammer while attempting to turn.
Attempted to move steering wheel. Steering lock wasn't engaged, but is now, (bugger.)
Squirted some WD down the slot, thinking it is so worn that it won't matter.
Took off lower dash cover, gave whole lock assy a few more gentle taps to try and free something up.

Nada, zip, nothing.

Any thoughts? :redface:
Last edited by drew_mo on November 4th, 2014, 5:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Igntion barrel frozen. 93 Surf

Unread post by hoyks » November 1st, 2014, 5:11 pm

Buy a new lock barrel. I replaced the one on my old Courier and it was surprisingly easy. Looks like you have a bit more crap to play with.

From the vehicle age I'd guess that the set up would be similar. I removed the old key barrel and column lock from the steering shaft and used a screwdriver into the switch to start it while I waited for parts through Ebay.

$100 and you could re-key it all.
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drew_mo
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Re: Igntion barrel frozen. 93 Surf

Unread post by drew_mo » November 2nd, 2014, 8:03 am

Thanks. I have done as much as I can given my complete lack of mechanical skills :lol: The old Hilux manual I have shows me nothing about how to get it out. Luckily the old owner is around the corner and is coming for a look.
Other than that, it's off to the locksmith.....
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Re: Igntion barrel frozen. 93 Surf

Unread post by drew_mo » November 4th, 2014, 5:09 pm

Update. Locksmith came around- it was the ignition key. Apparently worn down to the point of being stuffed. Pulled the barrel, then cut a couple of keys 'to factory specs', lubed and replaced. Big difference between the old and new,and now working fine lol
Lucky he was a mate of a mate, so only got nailed $90.
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