Key stuck in ignition

Tiny
DANO1971
  • MEMBER
  • 1996 TOYOTA 4RUNNER
  • 3.4L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 265,000 MILES
I could not get my key out of ignition, I tried for about an hour. So the battery would not drain I unhooked it, went back into car to lock it up and tried the key one more time and it came out! Any clue, anyone?

It does start, and drive just cannot get it to go passed accessories to get it out.
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 AT 12:10 AM

4 Replies

Tiny
KEN L
  • MASTER CERTIFIED MECHANIC
  • 43,616 POSTS
Hello,

What happens is the ignition key gets worn out so its gets stuck. Here is a guide to help you get the ignition tumbler changed out.

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, August 12th, 2017 AT 6:57 PM
Tiny
DANO1971
  • MEMBER
  • 32 POSTS
It turns out it's my shift selector there's grommets in the t-bar underneath the shifter and they wear out and causes a sloppy shifter and when you change the grommets I'm able to get the key out no problem
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, August 12th, 2017 AT 7:25 PM
Tiny
DANO1971
  • MEMBER
  • 32 POSTS
I'm going to get a new Tumblr put into and get it rekeyed
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, August 12th, 2017 AT 7:27 PM
Tiny
KEN L
  • MASTER CERTIFIED MECHANIC
  • 43,616 POSTS
Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, August 14th, 2017 AT 7:50 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Sponsored links