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Key Ignition lock and car want stay running

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.

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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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