86 K10 pickup Column Shift problem

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tpangle85

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Got a weird problem after dropping the steering column to replacing the ignition switch on my son's 86 K10. After replacing the truck starts up fine but the column shifter only moves a slight bit like it's locked, it makes a slight clunk like it's about to shift out of park but it doesn't. Could the new switch cause this or is it possible I bent something? I had to have him hold the column down with only slight force to get my hands back in there. It shifted fine before I did this. I'm not very knowledgeable about the steering columns in these trucks. And this was not the key switch, it was the actual electronic box that the rod from the key switch actuates.
 

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The switch does have some adjustment to them so it maybe not quite in its spot and the key isn't all the way back.
 

tpangle85

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The switch does have some adjustment to them so it maybe not quite in its spot and the key isn't all the way back.
You were right. I pulled it back apart and adjusted the switch towards the back and it all works properly now. I didn't pay attention that it was slotted until you posted this.
 

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