My 2000 jimmy's key froze in the on postion, keeping the starter engaged, I then put the vehicle in reverse to save my starter from burning up, undid the coil and battery. I got the key cyl. part, put it in, and the inside (housing) still will not allow me to turn it into the off position. Took the new key cyl. out. I inserted an 11m box end (wrench combo) into the area and tried to lightly force it into the off position. what else can I do?
This was happening to my Jimmy as well and I looked it up on the internet, here's what i found: one person said to turn the key on, but not start the car, you know like where the radio comes on and all that, and then put the car in reverse. Put it back in park and then turn off the car and they keys should go all the way back and out. My ignition's only froze once after having read this and when i tried it, it worked! lol ususally i would have to sit there for at least 30 seconds and i would hear a little click and then the keys would come out. Anyway, i hope this works for you too!
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Antitheft or Security system failure is a common problem on GM vehicles. Every time you put your key in the ignition, the vehicle's security system reads the signal from your key to make sure it is OK to run. When it recieves the "correct key" signal, the security system allows the starter to turn over, and/or the fuel injectors to function and your car works like it normally does every day. If you were to use a different key, or try to hotwire it, the system would shut down these parts of your car, thus making the vehicle completely immobile. This is GM's way of preventing vehicle theft. The problem is that the system is known to fail quite commonly. It has been failing consistantly for around 30 years. When it fails, two things can happen. First, you turn the key and nothing happens at all. Lights work, radio works, windows work... just not the starter that you need to start the vehicle. This is a "starter immobilizor". Second, you turn the key and the vehicles starts just fine, but then stalls in 2-5 seconds. This is a "fuel immobilizor". It literally cuts off the fuel injectors and stalls the vehicle to immobilize it. These are normally followed by a light on the dash that says SECURITY or ANTITHEFT. These lights are to inform you of the system's failure to collect the information it needs from your key to the computer. If your security/antitheft light is on, odds are you will be stranded soon, if not already. There is a lot of info on this site that you can read up on. http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/
If its not the solinod for the starter then it must be the key switch and thats not the part the key fits into there is the actcual switch that that fits into on the steering coloum is sticking in the on pisitionor shorting
No. An emergency brake on the 86 camaro engages the pads against the rotor and the vehicle would not move either in reverse or forward. It sounds like you have a gear problem in the transmission that could be related to either solenoid or actual gear wear. Assuming the vehicle is being MOVED as you say while the engine is running.. thus providing the energy to move it.. Going in reverse has the solenoid engaged one way, drive the other way. Solenoid sounds damaged at this point. Unfortunately this probably will require a transmission rebuild.
putting the car in gear is not turning the starter m,otor y are using a direct drive postion the drive gear on your starter is not engaging there are two posible problems one the starter ring has damaged or broken teeth or your spring on your starter is broken in which y will neen a replacement ps is your battery fully charged
Does the key not spring back when you go to start posotion and the starter not engaging? If so, remove the shroud around the column. 3 screws on the bottom, hex i believe. the ign cyl need to come out. put the key in the ign cyl and turn to the accessory position. look for a black roll pin stearing you in the face on the front side of the plastic housing(you do have to look for it....its kinda hidden). push the roll pin in with a small pick or screwdriver. pull the cylinder out part way ( it won't come out all the way with the key in the switch)and then turn the key back to the off position and remove the key from the key switch or cylinder. The cylinder should come out of the housing the rest of the way with the key completly removed. look on the back of the key cylinder to see if the back has a little piece scheeredor broken off of it. If so, the broken piece will be in the column where you removed the switch. Remove the broken piece from the column. put a new ignition switch in reverse of how you removed it.... and your on the way.You may need to visit a locksmith if you want the ignition keyed back the same as the doors. If you don;t mind 2 keys for your vehicle, pick up one from the parts store. hope this helps. please leave feedback if it does. This helps others