Key will not turn, is it the cylinder lock or ignition switch?

Tiny
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  • 2005 HONDA ODYSSEY
  • 150,356 MILES

It started a few days ago, I jiggle the key and turn the steering wheel until it turned. Now the key will not turn at all. I want to know if it is the cylinder lock or ignition switch. How can I check to find out?

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 AT 11:44 PM

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Tiny
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Did you try some lube?

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 1:27 AM
Tiny
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Try any other keys?

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 1:28 AM
Tiny
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Lock cylinder problem is fairly common issue. You can get it repaired by a locksmith.

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 1:48 AM
Tiny
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Tried lubrication and it is still won't turn. I can't find any other keys to the van just the one key. From the research I have done aren't these a common problem with the odyssey's and the whole cylinder lock has to be replaced?

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 1:44 PM
Tiny
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I read on net a smith can replace the tumblers.

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 6:28 PM
Tiny
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Do you have a link, I heard the same thing but nothing confirmed.

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 9:11 PM
Tiny
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Have you called any smiths?

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 6:47 PM
Tiny
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One of the tumbler was bent and a lock smith replaced the tumbler for $65. Cylinder lock now turns.
On a separate issue my a/c fuse keeps blowing, if the expansion valve is bad can it prevent the refrigerant from circulating through the system. Has new compressor and new receiver/ dryer. Does this vehicle have an inline filter?

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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 AT 9:42 PM
Tiny
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Will it blow the fuse as soon as you turn on the a/c. Ohm out the clutch the speck is 3.9 to 4.3 ohms @ 68 f. See attachment

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Thursday, April 5th, 2012 AT 1:45 AM
Tiny
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The fuse blows sometime ofter the car is running and the a/c is on. It takes a little while for it to blow.

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Thursday, April 5th, 2012 AT 2:45 AM
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Check the clutch see if its out of speck

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Thursday, April 5th, 2012 AT 4:12 AM
Tiny
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I will, it is a brand new compressor replaced in December.

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Thursday, April 5th, 2012 AT 4:28 AM
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Check it see if its out of speck it could be shorted. Res tense ot low

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Thursday, April 5th, 2012 AT 4:38 AM
Tiny
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To do temp fix on ignition lock/key problems. Play with the steering wheel, shift lever and brake. Any one could be defective but I suspect you need a locksmith for a permanent repair.

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Sunday, April 29th, 2012 AT 11:20 PM
Tiny
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For the message with the OHMS. What would the spec be for 105 degrees. I checked and it was 7.2 OHM this afternoon with the ambient temp of 96 F.

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 AT 7:15 PM
Tiny
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In regard to the tumbler one of the pins was busted and a locksmith repaired without any problems. Cast was about 75 for the locksmith to repair it.

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 AT 7:16 PM
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7.2 ohms is ok

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 AT 1:58 PM
Tiny
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What are some other reason as to which would cause the fuse to keep blowing. Could there be too little or too much refrigerant? Is there something else that I should be looking at that can help. It is getting to hot to drive the kids around in AZ without A/C.

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 AT 9:05 PM

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