Key won't release from cylinder
This is cause from the automatic steering lock mechanism. Let me give you a little secret that 99% of the time fixes this.
Let me explain. The design is suppose to work like this. You get out into your car, put the key in and slightly turn the wheel to the left and it unlock the steering mechanize. BUT sometimes it gets jammed, like in your case. There are two ways to get this unlocked or jammed to get your key out. Number one is, while key is in of course, really try hard to move your steering wheel back and forth to unlock this jam in steering wheel lock mechanize. On small cars this normally works. But here is my big secret that will help you, it sounds funny but works 99% of the time.
What you do, is you need to get the weight of the front wheels, as that is what needs to be turned and eases the tension off the wheels, to turn wheel a inch of so, until the mechanism release to pull key out. So, This sounds funny, but works. Jack up the front of your Blazer, and after front end is jacked up, so wheels are off ground, then try and turn wheel hard and pull key out. I assure you, sounds funny but works. If not, then you have a broken key ignition, but I would not worry about that, just follow my instructions on the jack up method. Please if this helps you, maybe you can rate my help and a positive testimony would be nice for this free advice and solution. Thanks Mike
Oct 11, 2011 |
2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer