Question about Cars & Trucks
Jiggling the wheel, tapping ignition with a hammer (with and without the key), lubricating the ignition... screaming and cursing.
Time for a new lock cylinder. Make and model of car is somewhat important.
Posted on Dec 10, 2014
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The steering locks don't necessarily engage when the key is removed, I always turn the wheel before exiting to engage it. There are several positions that will allow the pin to lock in but if between these, it may seem that it isn't locked.
Posted on Aug 23, 2008
Usually this can be temporarily solved with a shot of graphite lubricant into the key hole and moving the steering wheel side to side while turning the key. But, in the end, the ignition cylinder is wearing out and will eventually need replacing.
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
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.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
replace the floor shifter. there is a switch on the shifter that allows the key to move. gm has had alot of problems with these shifters.
Posted on Dec 27, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 27, 2016 | Cars & Trucks
Apr 17, 2016 | 2001 Hyundai Sonata
Mar 29, 2016 | Cars & Trucks
May 16, 2014 | Cars & Trucks
Feb 13, 2014 | Lexus LS 400 Cars & Trucks
Dec 23, 2010 | 1991 Ford F150
Oct 21, 2009 | 1994 Ford Taurus
Nov 25, 2008 | Toyota Camry Cars & Trucks
49 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!