KEY WON'T TURN IN THE IGNITION

2004 Chevrolet Impala

Tiny

trpreacher

January, 6, 2012 AT 7:37 PM

Removed instrument cluster from our 2004 impala to send in for repair. Now, suddenly, key won't turn in the ignition and steering wheel doesn't move.

Now car is inoperable, stuck in the street. Tried jiggling / tapping keys, disconnecting battery, etc.

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4 Answers

Tiny

saturntech9

January, 6, 2012 AT 8:30 PM

So is the cylinder stuck in the lock position?Does the key look worn down?Have you tried turning the steering wheel while turning the ignition key?

Tiny

trpreacher

January, 6, 2012 AT 8:40 PM

Yes, it is stuck in locked position. While the steering wheel usually locks, it doesn't lock now. I have, however, tried turning the wheel as well as jiggling the gear selector as much as it can be jiggled, all while trying to turn the key. Thanks.

Tiny

saturntech9

January, 6, 2012 AT 8:55 PM

I also asked if the key looks worn down a worn key will cause the lock to not turn as well. Try this get a hammer and lightly tap on the key hole opening then see if the lock turns.

Tiny

fixitmr

January, 7, 2012 AT 3:15 AM

Got another key to try?

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