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Think the ignition switch is bad on my 2003 monte carlo

Sometimes car wont start...and it is not my battery..there is a certain way to turn key and it will start??

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  • Terri Jan 05, 2013

    Key will turn in ignition but sometimes it will not start have to wiggle it a specific way ((that my son has the knack) and it will start . taking my car to shop on Monday for a diagnostic.

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Bad starter hold key on and have someone hold test light on small wire on starter or tap on starter with hammer when it acts up to verify 2 person job

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SOURCE: 03 chevy monte carlo can't turn key

You may have a bad tumbler. Try rocking the steering wheel back and forth while turning the key. Sometimes the steering wheel lock puts too much pressure on the tumbler and the key won't turn. If that fails you will need to replace the key and tumbler.

Posted on Apr 15, 2010

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SOURCE: 2000 mote carlo ss wont start

I think you have something on the radio issue, pursue that as the cause, call the dealer they may be able to help with some info, also there are forums just for your car, join one and post a thread with your question, allot of owners I bet have had the same issue.

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

SOURCE: monte carlo 2001 ss 3.8 V6

is the battery good if it is shorted out it will do this or if the charging system is not working

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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SOURCE: key stuck in ignition

if battery is dead you will not be able to get key out. have someone jumpstart and it should work

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: ignition switch replacement 1983 monte carlo

you have to take off the steering wheel.if you dont have the right tools to do so i would not attempt it.the turn signal switch has to be moved it just pulls over the end of the column.then there is a torx head screw at about 1 oclock in the column that has to be removed.and the ign.just pulls out.the dimmer switch is kinda tricky.a locksmith usually dont charge to much to do this job.it would probably cost you more to buy the tools you need to do it yourself

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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