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Old 05-24-2011, 01:22 PM   #1
rckymtnhi
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Default 34 Ign lock

Can anyone help me with some ideas on how to get the ignition lock removed from a column lock assembly. I have soaked this thing for days in ATF, squirted WD40, PB blaster, etc and it dosen't want to move. I did drill out the pin holding it in place, and even got a big chunk of the bottom of the pin removed so that should not be holding any thing now. Would heating up the housing that the lock sets in be a good idea? Your help will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-24-2011, 07:48 PM   #2
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I hesitate to offer anything. I have been trying to salvage the lock and lever from two drops for a month or more. I soaked them in Evap o rust for weeks. The Evapo rust got the locks nice and free but did absolutly nothing as to breaking the bond holding the locks in. I finally cut the drops apart to get the parts out. Even with a cut that split the hole for the lock and a relief cut on the other side, it was still stuck. I really don't know what would free them up. I have been using vinegar on some parts with great sucess. The only thing the vinegar could hurt would be the springs in the lock, I have seen NO evidence of the vinegar eating anything but rust so that would be my choice.
It may take months to get it loose.
Heat would help but it would be dangerous to the lock. The brass expands more than the iron and might swedge the case of the lock.
Maybe a bump to the top will get a responce from someone with knowledge.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:06 PM   #3
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Heat will break it loose. Just go around the outside housing keeping the flame off the front of the lock. It will break it loose and will not damge lock.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:38 PM   #4
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Heat will do it not much
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