Ignition- key won't turn

Tiny
DEBWISE
  • MEMBER
  • 2003 JEEP LIBERTY
6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 50000 miles

For a few months, the key will not turn in ignition occasionally, usually in cold weather. After repeated quick in and out thrusting with the key, it would eventually start. Now the key won't turn MOST of the time.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Thursday, March 26th, 2009 AT 12:35 PM

7 Replies

Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
Hello

The cheapest solution to try here is to spray WD40 or equivalent light oil into the ignition lock cylinder and work the oil in very well with your key. If this does not help, there are other very common reasons why this issue is happening. You can find this information at our Car Repair Troubleshooting page. Just follow the link below...

http://www.2carpros.com/first_things/why_wont_my_ignition_switch_turn.htm

If that does not work you will need to replace the tumbler which is common here are the diagrams Below to get the job done.

If you need further assistance just let me know.

Cheers, Ken
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, March 26th, 2009 AT 2:25 PM
Tiny
DEBWISE
  • MEMBER
Yep had to replace the key tumbler thanks for the diagrams really helped me. I love this site BTW
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, March 28th, 2009 AT 2:05 PM
Tiny
HAYDENM13
  • MEMBER
  • 2002 JEEP LIBERTY
  • 137,000 MILES
Check engine on. Scanned it but codes wouldn't read because there was a possible blown fuse. Checked all the fuses and all were fine. Someone suggested the key on key off method, but I don't know what that is.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 AT 7:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
  • EXPERT
Your reader may be bad. There is a fuse for the cigarette lighter that controls the aldl connector.

Pull the code and give us the number so we can further help you

Roy
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 AT 7:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HAYDENM13
  • MEMBER
Not much of a car person, so how do you pull the code?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 AT 7:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
  • EXPERT
With a code reader. Read the instructions. If you cant, take it to autozone, pepboys or advanced, they do it for free.

Roy
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 AT 7:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HAYDENM13
  • MEMBER
Alright. Thanks!
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 AT 7:51 PM (Merged)

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides