ignition key is sluggish

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nursieee

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The ignition switch is very sluggish is it suppose to? I turn the key to half acc position thats no problem but i dont really get it to acc position cause nothing works. Then it becomes very sluggish and i have to turn it a bit more to get in it acc position. And then futher to take it to startmotor position, it continues to be very sluggish.

Anyone with ideas why it is like that?

 

Hemikiller

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The lock cylinder (11582) turns a pinion (3E717), that drives a rack (3E723) connected to the ignition switch on the column. Could be some old, dried up grease on the rack body. I find that the more the ignition switch is used, it will free up. 

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nursieee

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It just needed some wd40.....

 
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