I have a 99 Corolla, lately I had problem with battery dying so I had to boost it. In the last attempt a sparked and Alt 100 fuse died and I had to change it, until this point the car was starting just fine. Keys was sometimes stuck while trying to start it.
When I try start the car the engine keep cranking until I hold the key all the way down and touch the gas paddle. The car then will start but idle little rough, if I let the keys go will back to try starting (cranking) this will not stop until I disconnect the Battery even-though I take the key off. Yesterday though stopped when I take the key off.
I was told that problem is either steering column or key core cylinder!
Probably a faulty ignition switch, have this checked first.
January, 23, 2014 AT 1:08 PM
First, thank you for the quick reply.
What's difference between key lock clyinder and ignition? Because when I look it up key lock clyinder keep pop up.
How can I rest it?
January, 24, 2014 AT 4:02 PM
Remove the column trim and you will see that the barrel and lock will be a separate item with the ignition switch attached to the rear, I would be replacing both as the barrel and key assembly sound faulty as well.