Car will not start it ran perfectly yesterday?

Tiny
MELVINDOO92
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I talked to a guy from the dealership and he said it would be over 300 bucks for the lock cylinder and labor. So i'm going to do it myself, but first im going to try the new key. To get a key cut from the vin # I have to got through the dealership right? Or can I go to a locksmith?
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Friday, August 9th, 2019 AT 11:48 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Some of the of more up to date locksmiths can do that call around. Also I looked up your cylinder and they sell it at www. Parts. Com I dont know if it comes with tumblars most of the later model cylinders do. You would just have to code it to your key code. Make sure you get the key code for the ignition cylinder when you get your key cut. The tumblar closest to the key hole is position number 1.
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Friday, August 9th, 2019 AT 11:48 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Also you can try lightly tapping on the key hole opening with a hammer then try turning cylinder. If that doesnt work then try doing that with the new key if it still wont turn. Because if you cant turn the cylinder its going to make it much harder to replace the cylinder.
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Friday, August 9th, 2019 AT 11:48 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thanks for the help I appreciate it.
Im sure ill have more questions in the future
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Friday, August 9th, 2019 AT 11:48 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Your welcome keep us posted on how it goes or if you have more questions.
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Tiny
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  • 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT
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I have a 2008 chevy cobalt it will not start the battery is strong but when I turn the key it click that is all check the battery cables tried to boost and still nothing
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Friday, August 9th, 2019 AT 11:48 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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If you hear it clicking there is a good chance it's the starter causing it but that would have to be tested first.
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Friday, August 9th, 2019 AT 11:49 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MELVINDOO92
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I talked to another guy from the dealership and he said that the key should not be that worn down yet, with the car being only four years old but he seemed to be confused by his own words. I figured I would get your opinion as well as his. Also, I'm just going to order the lock cylinder just to be sure. What is the first step in getting the old one out? I'll probaly start the project tomorrow once the sun comes up.
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Friday, August 9th, 2019 AT 11:49 AM (Merged)
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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I have seen cars only a couple of years old and the key is totally worn out. It all depends on how much you use the key. Also the first steps on changing the cylinder all depend on if you can turn it. Did you get a new key made yet?
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Friday, August 9th, 2019 AT 11:49 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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No I haven't done that yet. Should I just do that to be sure?
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Friday, August 9th, 2019 AT 11:49 AM (Merged)
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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Just for giggles

I have a '95 neon that the key will not rotate back to "lock", so it will come out. Happens often.I'm lazy, only gave $250 for it. Good a/c and 30 mpg! As long as I can get the key out, I will not perform surgery!

This is our spare "automatic tranny" car, mainly for my wife to drive.I won't let her drive my standard tranny jeeps. She scared me so bad, the time, I did let her!

My trick is to unlock the "tilt column" and sorta gently bounce it up and down a couple of times, it'll then rotate back.

My guess is there is linkage inside (probably to the shifter, in a round about way) for the "park lock feature". It just will not slide freely into place, less it's moved w/ the tilt

Maybe this will do something for you

The medic
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Friday, August 9th, 2019 AT 11:49 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Yes I would have a fresh non copied key made and try that. Thats the first thing I try before changing a cylinder.
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Friday, August 9th, 2019 AT 11:49 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MELVINDOO92
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I went on parts. Com to order the lock cylinder and as I went to order it I noticed that instead of listing the ignition lock cylinder it said mechanical catalog. I didn't know if I was ordering the part I need or a catalog of parts so I did not order yet. I wanted to know what I was ordering before I order it. Do any of you know if that website is authentic or b.S?
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Friday, August 9th, 2019 AT 11:49 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Yes that website is legit I have ordered from that website atleast 3 or 4 times and have always been happy with my purchases from there.
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Friday, August 9th, 2019 AT 11:49 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DUCKHUNT2
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  • 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT
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When your car starts to sound loud on crank up and only when you push the gas wat does this mean?
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Friday, August 9th, 2019 AT 11:49 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MADMIKE1735
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Loud as exaust loud, or loud as a ticking in the engine? Assuming this has an eco-tec in it, engine noise is most likely caused by lack of maintence. Without more info, I cant really answer your question.
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Friday, August 9th, 2019 AT 11:49 AM (Merged)
Tiny
GRACEM8676
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  • 2008 CHEVROLET COBALT
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  • 4 CYL
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Hi there and thanks in advance for any advice you can give me on what the issue could be. I have the car listed above that will not start. I first thought it may be the battery but all the dash lights work the radio etc. When I go to turn the key it will not turn and my clutch is stuck and jammed in park. I don’t know what the issue could be. I took apart the shift and got it to move but it didn’t solve my problem car still wouldn’t start and it’s stuck back in park and I’m still unable to turn the key. The steering wheel isn’t locked or stuck. Any idea what could be the problem and what I’m looking at as far as prices to get it fixed? Thanks.

Grace
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 AT 12:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi Grace and thanks for using 2CarPros.

I need to better understand. Automatics don't have a clutch, so I'm not sure what you mean by it's stuck. Next, you indicate when you turn the key, it won't turn. Do you mean the key or the engine? You indicated the lights turn on, so I'm thinking the key turns. Next, the shifter being locked in park can be the result of a few things. However, if the key lock doesn't turn, it won't move.

I'm sorry but I need to better understand what is happening. If you could explain, I feel confident I can help.

Let me know,

Joe
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 AT 12:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi there I'm sorry I didn't quite word it right. I meant that the shifter is stuck in park and will not budge. Also, I mean that the key will not turn over at all. The lights work if you turn them on with the headlight switch so I know there is power and it is not a dead battery. Hope I could clarify that up. Thanks again.
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 AT 12:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Okay, that makes sense.

Now, it sounds like a couple things are going on here. The first thing I need you to do is check if the brake lights are working. (Don't laugh the brake light switch powers the park interlock system) no brake lights, it won't come out of park.

Do that and let me know.

Joe
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