Question about 1998 Cadillac Catera
I cant turn the key when its in the ignition. I have tried turing the wheel left and right so can anyone help me.
My 1999 Cirrus had the same problem. The key went in and wouldn't turn. I had a mobile vehicle locksmith come by, take the ignition cylinder out in under 5 minutes, replace the wafers (tumblers) and then replace the cylinder in a few minutes. If you use a key cut to original specifications (which a locksmith could easily figure out from the old key and recut), rather than a copy of a copy with rounded instead of jagged edges on the key, it may just work for you. That is what the locksmith told me. He quickly cut me 2 keys. However, the ignition cylinder was so worn that he then replaced the wafers (tumblers). He only charged me $40.
Posted on Mar 06, 2010
Take a small hammer and tap the lock cylinder. then try the key again
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 04, 2014 | 1999 Chrysler Concorde
Dec 07, 2010 | 1999 Chrysler Cirrus
Nov 09, 2010 | 1997 Chrysler Concorde
May 10, 2010 | 1998 Chrysler Sebring
Feb 10, 2010 | 2000 Chrysler LHS
Jan 08, 2010 | 1998 Chrysler Concorde
Oct 31, 2009 | 1998 Toyota Camry
Oct 10, 2009 | 2003 Chrysler 300M
Dec 23, 2008 | 1998 Chrysler Cirrus
337 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: