Hi, I have a 97 Buick Skylark and i am having problems with the key ignition which lock on me and wouldn't turn. So i got somebody to fix it that person told me that they know what they were doing. But really didn't know and now i need a new steering column ( I guess) because he messed it up. And i have to start the car with a screwdriver but the car will not stay running.I'm not sure what to do i was told that i would need a new steering wheel and the key that goes with that are they might can program my key.
You were told almost right. Sounds as though you will need another steering column and a new key to use. The reason why your car will not stay running is because of the chip. Most likely your car has a vehicle anti-theft device installed from the factory. (VAT) Module. Or if it starts with a screwdriver if wouldn't have that. Check with a dealer or mechanic that you can trust to find out more. Being that the car is 11 years old, a dealer may not be the best solution and best by a mechanic to get one from a salvage yard. You can have a mechanic check your VIN # or look in your owner's manual to see if a anti-theft device is on your car first.
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if the wheels are turned you can try to remove the pressure on the steering wheel by turning the steering wheel just a little and then try turning the the key.sometimes when there is too much pressure against the steering the key won`t turn,if this is the problem.you also can try to use another key as if the one your using is worn enough it may not turn and another one will.if neither of these suggestions will work then you may have to replace the ignition key switch and keys.
The battery going dead has nothing to do with the key now not turning, however, the key not turning properly could have caused the dead battery if the ignition switch did not turn off all the way. Anyway, if the key won't turn, you most likely need to replace the ignition lock cylinder. The battery is a whole different issue. It could be a problem with the ignition switch, or it could just be time to replace the battery.
Hey there..my name is Keith..and yes..and if everthing is normal..you should hear the fuel pump running for about 3 seconds and the fuel injection system pump up..and then it will quit..thats normal..but from what you have wrote..it sounds like you have an electrical problem..and the only thing i can think of that controls everthing is your ignition switch..and it not the one your key fits in..thats just a lock..and when you turn it..it activates the real ignition switch in your steering collum..and it powers everthing..and when you turn the key lock off..it shuts everthing off..and it sounds like its not doing that..so that would be the 1st thing i would look at and replace..i hope this has helped...if not..write me back..i'll be glad to help ya
Is common to see this problem with the theft system on chevys.
On your case I can figure out that the Computer is lossing the Pass code.
But this is due to a Bad pass lock sensor . The pass lock sensor is integrated in the Ignition lock cylinder.
The car will start After about 15 minutes. with the key In On position.
Because is about the time that the computer take to learn the Pass lock code. Exactly 11 min.
I recomend get the ignition lock cylinder checked for any inconssistence on the hardware.
The key some times bent. Or the small wires around the Lock cylinder damaged.
If everything is OK.. You will need to replace the Ignition lock cylinder , Before any control module...
Ok.. I hope this help on your problem.
Thank you for use fixya...
I had a problem with no start on 97 skylark. The anti theft light would come on. I would have to leave the key in the on position, then maybe it would think the key was the right key and I wasn't a thief. Column lock cylinder was changed as well as ignition switch (didn't solve the problem). Turned out to be a part in the instrument cluster. I'm in AZ and plastic parts crumble after a few years.