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Staurn vue 2004 problem starting vue

I have a problem starting my 2004 vue.i put the key in and it wont turn ,sometimes it takes 30 mins to start.i just keep trying to turn the key but it will not.the guy a got the car from said to shake the strinnig wheel back and forth.and that it is un fixable.is it fixable and what might be the problem.

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    Hey, GM Elec: my 2004 Vue has a VERY similar problem... I try turning the key to start the vehicle and I have to wiggle/jiggle the key several times before I can get it to turn forward. Is it possible the key is worn down or the tumbler is 'dying'? Or, is your solution most likely the best bet?
    Thanks!

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Per your description, it sounds like you can not rotate the key tumbler.
If this is the case, get a small can of WD-40 and a container of "canned air", the same you would use to clean your computer key boards and such.
Spray the WD-40 directly into the key tumbler slot were you insert the key, use the tube that comes with the can. You want to try and wash it out a bit. Hold a rag under it so the oil doesn't drip on your carpet.
Next, use the "air in a can" to blow excess oil and debris out of the cylinder.
Try the key again, you should be OK. Repeat if necessary.
Good luck.
Regards,

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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