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I have a 1999 Chevy Malibu LS. Occasionally when I turn the key to the off position the engine will shut down but the ignition switch appears to be in the acc. mode what causes this?

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  • Bman Nov 08, 2012

    can you still pull the keys out when this happens?

  • Michael Starkey Nov 08, 2012

    yes

  • Bman Nov 08, 2012

    try spraying wd40 into key way and push key in and out several times,maybe a stuck tumbler

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Key switch could be bad.next time with the car running,keep pressure on key as if you were trying to pull it out and turn to the off position slowly, this will let you know if it is going past the lock position when you are shutting car off.The keys should come out just as you come to the off position, if they come out any earlier, the switch is bad.

Posted on Nov 08, 2012

  • Michael Starkey Nov 08, 2012

    Car running, ignition switch in on position, key pulls out no problem.

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try wd40 and shaking the key, what happens is one of the tumblers get stuck and wont let the key turn if that dosnt work let me know worst case you will have to replace the ignition its about $35 to $40 and a few hours.

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you can look at this website, it may help Tim:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_unlock_a_steering_wheel_It_is_locked_and_the_key_will_not_work

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