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    AC problem

    Wife's car is a 2007 Honda Odyssey. Lately, and I mean for awhile, like months, the AC has only been working intermittently. It hasn't been a big deal because it hasn't been hot. This morning, I went down the road a couple miles to the store real quick in her car right before she needed to...
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    Ingition switch wiring...

    Like yours, my door key and ignition are different keys. I don't even have a key for my door, so maybe now would be a good time to sort this out properly so I can lock the door too! I don't have a cylinder on the passenger door and my rear hatch is a tailgate with accordion type doors which...
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    Ingition switch wiring...

    I just checked SOR to see if they are available, and they do have a bunch of options at reasonable prices. I suppose if I could open this one up, the problem may be obvious, but I haven't gotten that far yet. I'm hoping I could possibly just put my cylinder in a new housing so I could keep my...
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    Ingition switch wiring...

    Okay, I have isolated the problem. I wired up my distributor to the accessory pole on the ignition switch, where I knew I had a good 12v. It started up and ran perfectly. I used the same wire that normally goes to the distributor, so that wire is not the problem. It appears the only thing...
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    Ingition switch wiring...

    I need to add my latest finding. Unless this is an intermittent problem and it was just coincidental, I got a 12v reading twice on my ignition pole with the 12v lead disconnected from the distributor. I also tested twice with the 12v connected to the distributor, and both times it reads zero...
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    Ingition switch wiring...

    I spent some time collecting data today. In my original post, I did mention it has a SBC 350. Anyway, here's all the info I have tonight. The vehicle is a 1966 FJ40 with a SBC 350 and HEI distributor. But all my trouble seems to point toward the ignition switch. The ignition switch is the...
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    Ingition switch wiring...

    I know I definitely don't know what I'm doing. All I know is I'm not getting a spark. I put a screw in a spark plug boot and tried to spark it to ground while cranking and I get nothing. I am calling it a night for now, but I will try again tomorrow. Hopefully someone can see through my...
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    Ingition switch wiring...

    If it's not the fuses, and it's just the wiring, what are my diagnostics to test the electrical? Should I be getting 12v to my switched circuit on my distributor during cranking? Just to reiterate, my key only turns to the accessory position and starts with a toggle switch from this position...
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    Ingition switch wiring...

    I did test all my fuses for continuity, and they all passed. The only one I was considering as being part of the problem was the "engine" fuse, although I don't really know what it is really connected to on my truck. My electrical is an absolute disaster from the previous owner. Maybe you're...
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    Ingition switch wiring...

    I've been working on getting the old 40 back up and running. I have another thread detailing a bit of trouble with my stuck steering wheel. I haven't updated that thread because I'm trying to get the truck running so I can drive it down to a buddy to help get the steering wheel unstuck...
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    Steering wheel stuck, seriously.

    Maybe tomorrow I will call Toyota and ask for the retaining nut. I can see how many different part numbers they have for different years and take the one that is supposed to be right. Then, just go ahead and rethread the shaft with a die. I got the puller hole cleaned up today, the bolt will...
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    Steering wheel stuck, seriously.

    More precise numbers... At the very end of the shaft, it measures around 12.7mm. At the bottom, it's around 12.45mm. To me, it seems more like a 12.5mm thread, lightly damaged at the bottom, but still in spec, and 0.25mm mushroomed at the very top. I might have access to a 12.5x1.5 tap and...
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    Steering wheel stuck, seriously.

    Not to mention, the pic of the chaser shows it at the bottom of the shaft. I cut it with a hacksaw, so that gap should be almost touching between the two halves, especially on a worn thread. When I put it on the chaser, it has only the thickness of the hacksaw blade between them. It's clearly...
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    Steering wheel stuck, seriously.

    Yes, that's totally posible, and precisely what I thought happened, especially after the original nut was really tough to get off the last couple threads. So I took an OD caliper to the lowest section of the threads, and it's over 12mm, not much, but over. Fasteners can't be anything over the...
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    Steering wheel stuck, seriously.

    Well... I got on making a reverse chaser for the shaft to fix the first damaged thread today. I have a thread chaser kit, but the chaser just wouldn't start on the shaft. So this little guy turned out really well, actually. I bought a wheel nut, cut the whole tapered top half off so I had...
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