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06 chey impala my key will not turn my spare isnt working eighther is it the lock silonoid or what ?????

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IT's bad ignition lock cylinder.
The procedure is for replacing an ignition key tumbler kit in a Chevrolet Impala made year until 2007.

With a small screwdriver depress the retaining pin, rotate and pull the tumbler assembly from the sensor housing.

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The retaining pin can be seen in the picture below. It is the angle piece pointing down. Before further disassembly place your thumb on the locking bar and take the key in and out of the tumbler assembly so that you can get a feel for how the locking bar should drop into position when the key is inserted. This is helpful to know later when assembling the new tumbler.
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The retaining bar will have to be removed.
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Use a small screwdriver to pry it out of the housin06 chey impala my key - 1538fd3.pngimg src="http://i.fixya.net/uploads/images/1538fd3.png" alt="1538fd3.png" class="h_mi" />
After the bar is removed, ta06 chey impala my key - e405d16.pnghe springs out.
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Ne06 chey impala my key - ce87490.pngick and lift out one tumbler at a time.
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Make yourself a chart so that you can write down the numbers that are on the individual tumblers and keep track of their positions in the tumbler housing. This is your key code. You can get this code from your dealer if you ne06 chey impala my key - 54d7e05.pngou will have to show a photo id and proof of vehicle ownership.
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The original tumblers are brass colored and 06 chey impala my key - 8348c41.pngments are silver colored. There are numbers stamped on each one and they range from 1-4
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In particular, if you have never do06 chey impala my key - 613cd35.pngore and do not have any spare parts, make sure that the package is unopened. This will save you a lot of grief.
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Install the new tumblers in the proper order and check with the06 chey impala my key - 342008d.pnge sure that the locking bar drops in evenly when the key is fully inserted and the tumblers are pushed in to make contact with the key.
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If the bar does not drop in evenly you have either assembled incorrectly or your key is worn out.
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Install the new retaining bar.
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Install the new spring and angled retainer. Not shown but it should go in the square h06 chey impala my key - 6fd8359.png pointing down at the right hand side of the tumbler housing. ac06504.png
Insert supplied grease into the tumbler assembly and install in the new sensor housing.
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There are detailed instructions that come with the kit you should read and fully understand before actually attempting this repair.

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