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98 grand am

Key wont turn

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  • skapp May 30, 2008

    the problem is in the electical to unlock the shifter and sterring wheel and the key

  • pg35lev Jan 19, 2009

    yup.....my key in my 98 grand am gt will not turn at all. It would stick every now and then, but this time it will not turn at all. I am getting ready to sell this car. I just want to start this thing, and be able to start it for a week or so until i can shop for a new one. what can I do? I really do not want to purchase a new cylinder. Help!?!?

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Is it a new key
when your key is worn down and you get a replacement key 9 times out 10 you will need to replace the key cylinder they wear at the same rate the key does which in tell wont let you start vehicle cause a match is now not matched new keys have better grooves old keys are worn to key cylindar

the other thing is the steering column has a locking device on it turn steering wheel just a little while turning the key this will let you start the vehicle

Posted on May 30, 2008

  • Christophe Thompson
    Christophe Thompson May 30, 2008

    key cylinder controls all those points cause the pin in the key cylinder sticks when is older or have been switched out my buddy lock smitch he filled me on that when it happened to my buick riv.

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