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2006 s60 intermittant start problem...key will not turn!

I have been having trouble with key not turning in the ignition to start car. I just bought preowned warrantied S60 2 months ago. Problem started a month ago. Sometimes it turns smoothly and others I have to really work to turn even the first position to start car. Can anyone help? I found the only way is to turn key toward me and dig in hard and turn away to start. Is this normal? Sometimes takes a few tries and a lot of frustration.
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    I bought a loaner as pre owned certified. and later discovered that interlock mcable to ignition was gummed up due to spilled coffee in console.

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No this is NOT Normal, The Tumblers in the Lock Are Wore Out and , My Advise Is for you to Replace the Ignition Lock Cylinder ASAP as it is Possible for it to STOP WORKING all Together thus Leaving you Possibly Stranded Somewhere.


Parts Information Ignition Lock Cylinder 8626375 $256.07 Part OEM Part# Price (DEALER) Ignition Switch
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No that is not normal whoever cut the key for the car did not do a very good job if i were you i would get one remade because in the long run you are going to end up messing up the ignition switch and they are not cheap

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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