1972 Pantera. I have to play with the Key to start the car. Some times it turns, more often that not. But sometimes it gives me a hard time to turn. I have to keep wiggling it back and forth. Is it an easy fix?
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Relatively.

When mine did that I ordered a new key-lock from Wilkinson for $60 or so (IIRC). Replacing it isn't that difficult but requires dropping the steering column, disconnecting a few wires and drilling a hole to push out the pin that locks the cylinder into the bracket. It's a two or three (if you're a bit slow like me) hour job but worthwhile.

When my original lock packed up I was visiting a friend's house. Since I was only expecting to be there a few minutes, I rolled into his driveway diagonally, blocking the whole thing. Then my lock totally jammed for the last time and I was completely unable to even unlock the steering. The only good thing was that my friend is also a Pantera owner and I was there checking his major re-build progress. He kindly offered to just swap his entire column into my car so I could get home. That swap was fast and easy and 20 minutes later I was on my way home. Having my column completely out of the car made installing the new lock easier.

Mark
Mine does the same thing so being symmetrical I just flip the key over and it usually works easier. My next port of call will be to get a new key cut and have them leave a little more meat on the bones of the new key. Fingers crossed that works because replacing the barrel sounds like a barrel of fun.
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