Key ignition tumbler

Tiny
KATHLEEN FREDERICK
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  • 2002 SATURN SC1
  • 1.9L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 52,000 MILES
Had a problem with trying to turn the key it was locked and would take several turns to get it to unlock. So I bought a new tumbler followed the directions on the web.
Disconnect battery.
took off column.
pop off the plastic around key insert.
insert key, put 90 ' sharp tool at op hole of housing and slide forward and turned key to start position and pull cylinder out. Well it does not do that, tried every thing. Husband was a mechanic and passed a year ago cannot afford what dealers charge.
also I can drive the car an take the key out. Is there another way to get the tumbler out? Please help someone.
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Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 AT 5:01 AM

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Tiny
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Hi,

So sorry to hear about your husband. Hopefully this will help figure this out for you. Please see step 4 and then 5. This appears to be a little different than what you found.

Also, please note the relearn procedure if you are replacing the passlock portion of the ignition. If it is just the internal tumblers then I don't think you need to do this.
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Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 AT 9:08 AM
Tiny
KATHLEEN FREDERICK
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It is only the tumbler, I have a new one my 21 year old who is a diesel mechanic after his dad is getting pissed off LOL! He is about to drill it out.
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Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 AT 11:03 AM
Tiny
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Haha. I can understand. If it is not coming out more than likely the detent is getting hung up. He may have to get creative to get it out, which as a diesel tech he is used to doing. Keep us updated on how you make out. Thanks
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Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 AT 11:34 AM

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