Mechanics

IGNITION

2001 Volvo S80

Computer problem
2001 Volvo S80 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles

I have problems turning the ignition on at times, my key seems to lock?
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LtCol Mike
March 1, 2009.



Hi LtCol Mike,

Does turning the steering wheel to release the tension on the lock make it easier to turn the key?

Do you need to wiggle the key to turn it?

KHLow2008
Mar 7, 2009.
No to your first question and yes, at times it will release when you wiggle it. Thank you for your reply.
LtCol. Mike
USMC

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LtCol Mike
Mar 7, 2009.
The symptoms indicates a failing key cylinder. The tumblers could be worn and sticking at times when being turned. A little lubricants in the cylinder might help but DO NOT over apply.

You would need to get the key cylinder repaired or replaced.

KHLow2008
Mar 7, 2009.