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4/29/17 9:41pm - Original Message: 'Hot steering column and ignition'
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Cleburne, TX - USA

1978 Stingray - needs a little TLC, bought for wife's 50th Birthday

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Took my 78 out today for the longest drive I've ever made, 65 miles one way.....90% interstate driving. I noticed on the return trip that when I started the car, the ignition was very warm and then I laid my hand on the steering column and it was hot. Is this indicative of a short somewhere? I have never noticed this before. Thanks

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4/30/17 5:49pm - Reply: 'Re: Hot steering column and ignition'
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Silver Anniversary 1978, L82?, 4-speed

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I've never experienced anything like that. Did you check the steering box to see if it was hot (maybe transferring heat to steering column)

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4/30/17 8:48pm - Reply: 'Re: Hot steering column and ignition'
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Overland Park, KS - USA

1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

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By ignition do you mean the key and the lock?

The only thing electrical in that vicinity that I am aware of is the horn circuitry.  Any shorts would normally blow a fuse.


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