When I insert a key into the ignition it won't turn. Just started a couple days ago. If I play with steering wheel, put key in/out several times, jiggle key, etc it will eventually turn. My assumption it was related to tumbler but not sure. I tried lubing/graphite but it has not helped. Once I get it to turn, I can leave key in ignition even in off position and it will continue to work just fine. Once I remove it, I go through pain all over again. My question is two fold.
1. What are some things it might be?
2. If tumbler, can I have a locksmith key a new tumbler to my old keys and then install new tumbler? What issues might arise from that? I have an anti-theft system, but no fob or anything like that. Just a std metal key I have to insert into ignition. I figured it if was keyed to same key then then all should be well?
3. How hard is it to remove ignition/tumbler?
4. Is there a better way to do this cheaper?
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 AT 5:47 PM