Originally Posted by SteveL
I am sorry but I am confused about what is happening.
Are you saying that when your tilt wheel is in certain positions the ignition switch wont work? If this is the case just pull the covers off of your steering column and check the wiring. See if a wire has rubbed somewhere. Also check the rod that runs from the key lock cylinder down to the ignition switch and see if it is worn or out of position. If the ignition switch wont work with the tilt wheel in certain positions it wont be too hard to find the problem.
You could always cut the wires off of the ignition switch down on the steering column (not the lock cylinder) and run them through a start switch. There are videos on youtube that will give some information on this, depending on the year of your vehicle.
If your saying that the tilt wheel wont hold it's position with the key lock cylinder in certain positions, then you definitely need to pull the steering column off and find the problem. It will be a worn latch in the tilt mechanism which is a serious safety hazard.
Thanks SteveL. Sorry I wasn't more clear. Let me try again.
When I turn off the car and open the door the tilt functions properly. The problem is when I re-enter the vehicle and attempt to start it. I move the steering into the correct position, insert the key, turn it to "ON" position some time the column will lock sometimes it won't. Sometimes, when it locks at the moment I turn the key to start it unlocks the steering again.
When it doesn't lock the car won't crank and then I have to cycling the key and Move the steering wheel into the tilt-away position and back to the normal position. After a few attempts is will lock and the car will start.
It doesn't do it all the time. The problem is intermittent. I hope this helps to better explain what is happening.