Ignition switch will not turn w/o pull

Tiny
VTURA
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 105,000 MILES
The ignition switch will not turn w/o pulling the shifter upward and it takes a few tries. What needs fixed the ignition switch or shifter cable needs adjusted?
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Sunday, December 13th, 2009 AT 12:21 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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I would start by trying to adjust the linkage. It sounds like it isn't allowing the shifter to return to the park position. If not you need to replace the tumbler here is how. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Friday, December 18th, 2009 AT 11:45 AM
Tiny
LODIEDODIE
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
Electrical problem
2003 Chevy Silverado Two Wheel Drive Automatic

I have a 03 3500 silverado diesel. My ignition switch will not turn past the lock position, so pretty much it wont turn at all. The owners manual says to make sure you are using the right key ("duh") otherwise they say the vehicle needs service. Thats bull! Is there anything that I can do to get my switch to turn and my truck to crank?
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Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 AT 12:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Sometime the steering can get in a "bind" and lock the key. Pull on the steering wheel all the way to the left and keep trying to turn the wheel after it hits the locking point and try turning the key.

If this does not help, there is probably a fault in the ignition switch.
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Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 AT 12:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BOBOS14
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
My Hazzard lights, ACC. In the key, and my turn signals do not work. I can not reset the oil change because the ACC. Does no work. The truck runs great.
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Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 AT 12:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DENNYP
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Yes, it could be a bad ignition switch.
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Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 AT 12:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BOBOS14
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What else do I need to check
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