2001 VOLVO S80 IGNITION

  • Tiny
  • LtCol Mike
  • 2001 Volvo S80

Computer problem
2001 Volvo S80 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles

I have problems turning the ignition on at times, my key seems to lock?

Sunday, March 1st, 2009 AT 3:36 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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Hi LtCol Mike,

Does turning the steering wheel to release the tension on the lock make it easier to turn the key?

Do you need to wiggle the key to turn it?

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Saturday, March 7th, 2009 AT 7:29 AM
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  • LtCol Mike
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No to your first question and yes, at times it will release when you wiggle it. Thank you for your reply.
LtCol. Mike
USMC

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Saturday, March 7th, 2009 AT 10:10 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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The symptoms indicates a failing key cylinder. The tumblers could be worn and sticking at times when being turned. A little lubricants in the cylinder might help but DO NOT over apply.

You would need to get the key cylinder repaired or replaced.

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Saturday, March 7th, 2009 AT 11:57 PM

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