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Old July 2nd, 2013, 03:40 AM
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D1 ignition switch problem

I have a '97 Discovery. Last night my daughter had a major problem removing the key from the ignition switch.

After many tries and much fiddling it finally came out. We've tried it 20 times since with no problems.

When the key was stuck, it would not rotate to the last position where the key comes out. It felt like there is some mechanical interlink preventing that last movement.

What do I look for? How do I ensure future operation?

Thanks,

Mike
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 08:11 AM
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Mike,


I'm dating myself 2 rovers ago but I had this same issue. I want to say it was connected to the vehicle not sensing it was in park.

Is this an auto or manual disco?
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 08:22 AM
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Automatic. It has 130,000 miles.

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Mike,


I'm dating myself 2 rovers ago but I had this same issue. I want to say it was connected to the vehicle not sensing it was in park.

Is this an auto or manual disco?
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 09:07 AM
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First thing to try is WD40 into the key receptacle- then insert key, and rotate several times. Usually buys you a couple years....
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 09:47 AM
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I just had the same issue on my 96. I eventually broke the key off in the ignition trying to work it out. I ended up taking the thing apart and removed parts of the tumbler . Haven't had a problem since.
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 09:59 AM
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I would try graphite before WD40. Graphite works wonders in locks.
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