Ignition keeps turning won't turn on of off

Asked by Feb 05, 2018 at 03:49 PM about the 1974 Oldsmobile Omega

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ignition key keeps turning after taking steering
wheel off I found a small peace broken, it was to a
rod that's controlled when turning the key. Can I fix
it or do I need to replace the whole steering

2 Answers


looks like the teeth of the rack that the spur gear on the end of the ignition switch moves back and forth as a a switch, something from 74 you could probably use a toggle switch and a push button mounted on the dash to power the coil and start the car


Check with you local parts store, they should have whats called a HELP rack and that part should be on that rack, if not they can get it most likely overnight. You may also want to check the ignition switch, it may be coming apart and that is what caused the rack to break.

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