Question about Chevrolet Cavalier
Tried wd40, tapping, turning steering wheel while tring to turn key
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi what is happening is that your turn off your car and left the wheels turned to one side and specially if your car is parke in a hill what you have to do is to force the steering wheel to the same direction of your wheels this will free up the ignition switch it is going to be hard let me tell you but it will work and this is why your shift don't work once you have the ignition switch free then your shift will work again
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
is it the right key for that car? cause if not then that is the problem... if it is the right key, then you might have to replace the key cylinder cause you may have something broken in it...
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
i had the same problem on my 99 malibu.i called a locksmith and he came out and tapped the key with a small hammer.he said that sometimes the wafers will get stuck in the up position if the wrong key or a new key is inserted into the ignition.after a few sharp raps the ignition turned,but since i had him there i had it replaced.he said lubricating it would work.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
page 2-17 of owners manual Shift lock release 1 car in Park 2 use a tool or mine just pulls off, the cover from the bottom of the steering column (a small round cover) 3 place finger in hole and locate the small plunger ( I could see mine with a flash light, it is white plastic ) 4 Press and hold toward drivers door while turning the key to LOCK. Remove the key. 5 Have your car serviced ASAP
Posted on Sep 20, 2009
Not the igniton switch, its the ingition cylinder and or the housing. The switch is not part of what you are really turning. It's connected to it via gears. The common problem is the key gets worn out and the tumblers wear also. Eventualy they do not line up right and will not make the "bar" drop in the cylinder to allow it to turn from the off positon. If you have the title in your name and the key has never been rekeyed or the code has been changed you can go down to a dealership with all of the info for the truck and they can cut you a key from the vin number. You can try that first before you put a cylinder and housing in it.
Posted on Oct 21, 2009
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