I used the key I got when I bought the car from the seller, and it turns left and right, but nothing catches so it will open. I took it to the dealer to get something fixed, and mentioned it to them, and they tried the key and got the same result.
You have two keys for your car, one is the key that will open everything including the trunk and the console, the other is the valet key which will open the doors and start the car but will not open the trunk or console; this is why it is called the valet key, so when you go to the restaurant and someone parks your car they can open it and drive it but not get into where you have your valuables stored. Try that and see if your problem is solved.
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Try putting your key in the driver's side door, turn key to the left, then to the right and back to the left again. This should leave the door in the unlocked position. Now insert key in ignition and see if it starts. This worked for us, jeep apparently had a security system on it and we had no keyless remote that came with when we bought it.
Just a quick note once you hook the battery back up try locking it and unlocking it from the drivers door, if that fails you might try the passenger door. I know on some chrysler products you have to lock and lock again to arm and unlock to disarm. I hope this helps. Thanks, Joey
hi if the problem is that the lock has locked and wont free when you try and turn the ignition on then what you should try is turning the steering wheel from left to right as hard as you can whilst you try turning the key, the problem is usually that the lock is under pressure from the tyres trying to turn the steering wheel so with this pressure on the lock the key just wont turn so you need to try and release this pressure so that the key will turn and unlock the lock.
so hold the steering wheel tight and turn it left using a bit of pressure whilst you keep trying to turn the key dont hold the key in the same possition as this wont free the lock keep turning the key on and off so that it resets and this should then allow the lock to free and you should be able to start your car, if turning the steering wheel left dont work then try right and repeat with the key on and off until the lock is off and the steering is free.
now it is going to be tight so you will need some force to turn the steering wheel as the force from the tyres will be quite alot so you will need to use force to work the steering wheel left and right whilst turning the key.
now if this still dont work then this will either mean you have a problem with the key or the actual ignition barrel has got a fault if this is the case then your going to need to get a new igniton barrel, the part the key goes into before the lock will free itself, all you need to do to remove the barrel is to remove the cover from the steering wheel surround and then you will see how the barrel comes out of its surround but dont do this until you have a new lock in case you forget how you got it apart.
the chances are the lock is just stuck and working the steering wheel left then right as far as you can will free it up if it dont then you can also try jacking the 2 front wheels off the floor like put the car on stands then try turning the steering left and right to unlock the ignition doing it this way releases the pressure from the tyres and should make it easier to unlock the steering.
let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok
If the wheel was turned a certain way to engage the wheel lock when turned off, turn the wheel all the way to the right or left while trying to turn the key. Chances are the column lock is catching preventing you from turning the key. You may have to use force but do not use too much force if it does not seem like it will give.
HI, I'm reading your problem,
Let me explain something about your car.
2005 Ford Taurus, The key on that car has Chip inside of the key and receiver on the ignition switch,
Check if the key you are trying to use is Black and has a plastic head.
If not you need a key with that characteristics.
But if you have the right key, Remenber if you had drop on the floor, or hit with something,
Because some times they come damaged, with insignificat thins.
Remenber if you left the key close to a magnets like speakers.
If nothing aply at your case, you need to call a place Aloha Smith, they have the computer to program or reprogarm your key. IF not you can't start your car.