Question about 1997 GMC Jimmy
Lubricants will help this problem short term, but the only way to fix this is to replace the cylinder lock.
the tumblers inside are getting loose and not falling into place every time the key is in the off position.
If it is not fixed it will get worse until you are stuck somewhere with the key that wont come out at all.
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
My 1997 blazer had this issue. key would lock in ignition. turn forward and back eventually it will release. also once out spray with silicon luberacate. replace key and work ignition on and off but not starting the truck. Fixed mine been good for six months now. Hope this works for you as well.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
It is a one time thing if you parked the front tires against something that forced the steering sector in a turning bind. ie, if you had tried to turn the steering wheel hard in the direction that the wheels were pointed, it may have released the tension on the key assembly....
Otherwise, it may occur again., good luck
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
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