Ignition housing barrel, there are two pins on the ignition that are stuck, how to fix it?

Tiny
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  • 2009 CHEVROLET EXPRESS
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  • V8
  • 2WD
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I just replaced my ignition lock cylinder, but there are two pins on the ignition that are stuck. What can I use to clean them and hopefully get them unstuck? I don't have the money to buy anything so is there any household cleaner I can use?
Thursday, September 21st, 2023 AT 8:13 AM

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Tiny
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Hi,

Are you referring to the internal pins in the lock cylinder? If so, try using something like WD40. Spray some in the cylinder and let it sit for a bit. Then, see if you can gently work the key into the lock.

Take a look at step 4 in this link and let me know if it helps:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/ignition-switch-wont-turn-stuck

Let me know.

Joe
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Thursday, September 21st, 2023 AT 8:36 PM

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