Question about 1997 Pontiac Sunfire
My key has always turned the ignition. However, the other day I put the key in the ignition and the actual ignition is locked in place and will not turn at all. Yes, I've tried wiggling the steering wheel. I've tried various things in vain and the ignition is still locked in place. Please help!
You will have to have the ignition cylinder replaced in the car. The only thing that keeps that ignition from turning is a little tang on the sdie of it. The only way that tang moves is by the tumblers inside the cylinder moving it. They will have a hard time replacing it too as they can't remove the cylinder from the bore until it is in the "run" position. Obviously there are ways to get them out but it usually involves using half the tools of a good tech's toolbox. if it is towed the towtruck driver will have to use dolly wheels or remove the shifter cable at the transmission to get it to move as it will be stuck in park- unless is a standard shift.
I am sorry for the bad news. Get a second opinion from somebody that can put their hands on it , but it sounds like you have a tried all or most of the tricks.
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
HOW DO I TAKE OUT THE IGNITION OUT OF MY 1997 PONTIAC SUNFIRE I NEED TO KNOW SO I CAN GET IT OUT TO GET IT FIXED SO I CAN WORK PLEASE HELP ME EMAIL STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS TO CATLOVER20032001@YAHOO.COM THANK YOU & GOD BLESS
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
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