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I have a 2001 93 se turbo conv. The key lock cylinder sticks down aftet pulling the key out. It still thinks the key isstill in the ignition after removing it. this causes a few problems: the remote door locks, and security syst is disabled. the bell sounds. This happened last year at the same time. I lubed it and with a few gently taps it would pop up. when the warm weather arrived this spring the problem went away. Now I would like to remove the lock cylinder and replace or clean.

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  • cmoy Nov 13, 2010

    I have done the wd40 process in the past and it did improve somewhat. However, now and then the problem would exist. My wife drives the car and reports to me the nagging problem. To keep her happy I decided to dive in and tackle this problem. I was successful removing all the covering components and was able to remove the cylinder barrel. As i expected, it had years of debris stuck to the lubricant and was obstructing it's action. I sprayed/flushed it out with brake cleaner and re-lubed it. still not quite working properly so I pulled the locking cylinder apart cleaned and restored. It seems to be working fine now.



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Hi, before you go about removing the lock try getting something like wd40 or an easy spray and then give this a little sprat inside the bit the key goes into you usually get a little straw with the can and just poke this inside the lock and give it a tiny spray then put the key in and keep working it backwards and forwards and turn the ignition on and off a few times then take the key out and give it one more spray then try the key again, doing this should save you having to take the lock out and should free the springs up inside and get it working properly again.

only spray a small amount inside and then work the key doing this should then solve your problem and get it working normal again.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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  • paul proctor Nov 13, 2010

    Sounds like you got it sorted, usually it is just a case of muck build up with the weather changing from hot to cold it causing condensation then this sticks to dust and **** and it builds up inside the lock causing the problem you had, usually a good spray with wd40 gets it all sorted but as you managed to get it out all together then it means you have done a good job of cleaning it and this should get it working again.

    one thing to watch out for though is this, now you have cleaned all the muck out you know when you turn the ignition on then you turn it a bit more to turn the starter to start the engine well make sure you hear the starter switch off after starting because their have been some cases where the ignition dont turn back after starting and this then causes the starter motor to stay engaged and this will then fry the starter the alternator and battery and the wires will melt so just keep an eye on it for few days make sure the key turns back and dont stick in the start postion just keep an eye on it for couple of days and if you have no problems you will be ok after that



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