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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You will have to have the ignition cylinder replaced in the car. The only thing that keeps that ignition from turning is a little tang on the sdie of it. The only way that tang moves is by the tumblers inside the cylinder moving it. They will have a hard time replacing it too as they can't remove the cylinder from the bore until it is in the "run" position. Obviously there are ways to get them out but it usually involves using half the tools of a good tech's toolbox. if it is towed the towtruck driver will have to use dolly wheels or remove the shifter cable at the transmission to get it to move as it will be stuck in park- unless is a standard shift.
I am sorry for the bad news. Get a second opinion from somebody that can put their hands on it , but it sounds like you have a tried all or most of the tricks.
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
I just did a post for this not long ago, but here we go again...
Try popping off the little round piece of plastic that is under your column. With your key in the ignition turn it back to the OFF position, or as close as you can get it, and take a small pointy object and stick it in the hole under your dash you should feel it push on something, and maybe hear a click, from there you should be able to completely turn your key to the OFF position.
I hope this helps you out.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
SOURCE: Key won't turn in the ignition
your tumblers are probably sticking. you might want to try some fine machine or penetrating oil in the cylinder first. but chances are you will have to change the cylinder and that will cure you issues.
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
This situation is called "Torque Lock". The Solution is simply to Turn the Steering Wheel Slightly in the Opposite Direction to remove Pressure on the Steering Lock Pawl. Usually this occurs when turning off the Key while Pressure is Applied to the Steering Wheel from a slight "Roll-Back" or from the Power Steering being forced all the way to it's limit in one direction or the other. Always be sure that the Steering is allowed to relax prior to switching the Ignition Switch to the Locked Position. This is a very common problem most frequently experienced by women rather than men. Let me know if this helps!
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
well does the key go in does it turn to the start pos? if the dash dost power up its because the switch is bad if it will power up but not start it can be becuse of the resitor chip depends on what is going on if you cant get power its becuse of the switch
Posted on May 09, 2010
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