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Any reverse lockout specialists here?

The reverse lockout with my 2.1 sedan works, but when I had the shifter out some time back I noticed the pin is quite worn and (surprisingly) the only thing holding it in was the small r-clip. I can get the key to come out without having the shifter in reverse so I think something else is also worn.

Is there any requirement or way to lube the mechanics of the reverse lockout? I have a 3-pronged tool to undo the special nuts securing the ignition switch housing so maybe it's worth lifting that out and checking everything underneath. A squirt of Wurth HHS-2000 probably wouldn't go astray.

Craig.
 

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Typically speaking, there isn't much to maintain there. Practically speaking, most people don't understand "easy does it" and sometimes the lockout is damaged or broken,
 

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To clarify, the key does not come out in 'acc' or 'run' or 'start', but I do not have to have the reverse lock engaged (with shifter in reverse) to get the key out. It will come out with the engine off, shifter in say neutral, and the key turned all the way to the left as far as it will go (not as far as when the shifter is in reverse) so it's sitting part-way between 'lock' and 'acc' (and I have noticed if I do that the 'acc' circuit sometimes stays powered with key out).
 

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If you can remove the key without turning the lock all the way off, it's likely the cylinder as Jim mentioned. If you can turn it all the way off but the shifter doesn't have to be in reverse, then it's likely the lockout gearset as I alluded to.
 

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If your pin is not adjusted to the proper length it can cause a few issues. My key cylinder is spanked and I can remove the key whenever wherever! But until I adjusted the pin on the bottom and lubed up the reverse lockout mech, I could turn the key to the off position without being in reverse. It also would go into 5th gear. I did notice one of the 3 or 4 (can't remember) long screws holding the ignition cover had taken a beating over the years. I just left it out when re-assembling. Now all works as it should except my worn out key and cylinder.
 
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