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Old September 5th, 2017, 17:48
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Re: Ignition Actuator Rod End Making From Scratch.

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Nice work.

I can appreciate the lengths you are going to in order to accomplish your goal.
Thanks ! Getting closer to starting this thing with a key !
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Old September 9th, 2017, 18:46
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Re: Ignition Actuator Rod End Making From Scratch. Finished !!

It works !!!

Took the dremel and made some tiny tweaks to the aluminum part.

This video shows the smooth action of the key.

https://youtu.be/dtOlORNPvYw
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Old September 18th, 2017, 15:06
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Re: Ignition Actuator Rod End Making From Scratch.

Had a headache for 10 days now. Much slower progress.

Finished bolting the steering column up and adding the steering wheel yesterday morning. When I turned the steering wheel there was no resistance. Just below the upper u-joint on the steering column, the rubber isolator (I know there'a better name for it) and the slip joint were no longer connected to the steering column. The outer shell of the isolator was turning freely around the rubber inner part. Crud.

So I was driven down to the junkyard where most the Cherokees had been recently crushed. A newish one, (1992) still had most the the steering column in tact. Only the 2 floor bolts were left holding it in. So I removed both of the u-joint bolts and yanked on the steering column and the upper spline let go first. A screwdriver pried off the one left on the steering box. Scored a good lower steering shaft for $18. The upper u-joint section had an improved design with a fail safe that won't let it castastrophically fail like the original 1988 version did !! Total length is within 1/8" or so.

Ironically this same steering column had a perfect ignition pushrod actuator. But I couldn't get it out. Didn't bring any extra tools. Maybe next trip.
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Old September 19th, 2017, 16:08
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Re: Ignition Actuator Rod End Making From Scratch.

Got the column back in today, and the new to me lower steering shaft. Had help.

In this video I show the difference between this original and 1992 steering shaft in detail.

Found the next weak link when turning the wheel. A very worn track rod end.

https://youtu.be/hcl0avr9rQc
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Old September 19th, 2017, 19:20
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Re: Ignition Actuator Rod End Making From Scratch.

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Old September 22nd, 2017, 18:12
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Re: Ignition Actuator Rod End Making From Scratch.

LOL! Found a factory ignition actuator rod, for 27 cents, now that I don't need one !!

https://youtu.be/9uYAO7dOY-E
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Old October 6th, 2017, 20:33
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Re: Ignition Actuator Rod End Making From Scratch.

Today was the 2nd time we took the xj out for a spin. So much fun to just turn the key and it starts !! The gf drove today and loved it !!
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