Question about 1995 Pontiac Sunfire
The key has been bent inside the slot for sure but this is tricky aas you must not end up with a broken tip. In the reversing position of removing the key , turn the steering a little on either sides while at the same tip tryin to see the gap to bring back the bend inside the slot to straighten and release the key.
It is possible that the key could have caught up into the lock section and is not releasing, use some WD40, cleaning oil into the slot and do this wriggle,most possible that the reverrse action must be a little stronger so as to get the bend back to release.
Hope you will not need the service to remove the steerring column.
Posted on Aug 24, 2010
I have had this happen before.There isn't much you can do except to jiggle it around and try to get it out.For a while I just left the key in,and I think I was having door open mechanism problems too so I just pulled the starter fuse every night.Since ignitions are so hard to self repair,I ended up just buying a used steering column with fairly low mileage on it for replace because it was like 2 or 3 bolts on the engine side of the firewall where the gearing connects,pull it through,and insert the new one through.You probably know about how the steering wheel locks up the key when it is turned too far at stopping right?I am not saying this is it but just making you consider whatever I can.Anyhow,although it is somewhat too late for you,please read my tips about keys for newly purchased cars for future reference,it's good info.It should be/better be free.I see that I get a lot of 1 cent credits,I think it is from tips.I wish I could do more but there's not much you can do but repair/replace something.Just consider how long you plan to keep the car and make a decision.If you want to know where the starter fuse is,it is in the owner's manual,if you don't have one,just call a Pontiac dealer and they will tell you for free.Just why I named myself icantry.Even if I can't fix it,I can try offering alternatives.lol
Good luck! Greg
Posted on Aug 24, 2010
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