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car problem - question

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Bloc131, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. Bloc131

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    car problem - question

    Discussion started by Bloc131 - Oct 2, 2003

    my keys wont go all the way into the ignition. they go part of the way but dont go all the way in to start the car up. i've messed with the sttering column (just moved it up and down) but that didn't work. the steering wheel is locked in position. didn't seem to be a problem. maybe i've just never done that. what should i do to make it work?

    thanks
     
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  2. Gunm

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    Gunm - Replied Oct 2, 2003

    Goddamnit Jim, I'm a doctor, not an auto mechanic.

    Have you pissed anyone off lately? Sounds like someone jammed something into your ignition.
     
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  3. Bloc131

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    Bloc131 - Replied Oct 2, 2003

    no. nobody put anything into my ignition.
     
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  4. Daze One Million

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    Daze One Million - Replied Oct 2, 2003

    did your key get fucked up, bent, somehow, could be the pins in the ignition broke or something(thats real unlikely though) i say go to the dealer and get a new key....or you can hot wire it every day
     
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  5. Bloc131

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    Bloc131 - Replied Oct 2, 2003

    the key seems fine. it's just that it wont go in. i had a similar problem once in this car and it eventually went in. doesnt seem to be the case this time.

    i had a 4 runner once that this happened with. a towtruck had to raise it up to offset something i think?
     
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  6. Dick Quickwood

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    break the steering column open and see what's in there
     
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  7. angelofdeath

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    angelofdeath - Replied Oct 2, 2003

    lock cylinders break everyday. its nothing new. usually on domestic crap. (i hate to say it) working in a shop, i have seen about 4 people in the last 3 or so years that pumped gas and went to start their car back up and couldnt get a key in.
    depending what make model and year you got it could be a big job or it could be 5 minutes to pop it out and put in another one. old fords and early 90's jeeps, 5 minutes tops. most cars now, a major job in the steering column. if you have air bags, tilt column etc... tack on more labor.
     
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    angelofdeath - Replied Oct 2, 2003

    to try to do a quick fix you can go to walmart or kmart, or auto parts store and get graphite lube. its in a little tube and puffs out graphite dust. its for lubing locks etc. might help, but from what it soundslike... you need a new cylinder
     
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  9. space base

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    space base - Replied Oct 2, 2003

    Has anybody noticed that channel zero has been really boring lately?
     
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    i noticed but i didnt want to say anything.
     
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  11. SteveAustin

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    SteveAustin - Replied Oct 2, 2003

    do you have the right car?

    interesting story...
    one of my friends in college asked to borrow another friends car to drive to the closest big city. Dude goes out jumps in homeboys red RX7 and is gone all day in the thing. Comes back hours later, parks the car and gives the keys back to the friend. The friend asks him where he parked it and the guy replied that he put it in the exact same parking lot as before... North - East of the dorms. Dudes like... what? My car was parked in the South - West lot. Come to find out my friend took someone elses car. The keys just happened to fit a car that looked exactly the same as the other guys.

    in reality...either theres something stuck in there or you need a new cylinder...and yeah...I've noticed.
     
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    turn your wheel to the left.
     
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    mr.yuck - Replied Oct 2, 2003

    I had a car that didnt have an ignition. I used a screw driver to start the car and open the trunk. You should do that. Its much quicker than fumbling for keys.
     
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  14. shameless self promotion

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    shameless self promotion - Replied Oct 2, 2003

    ^sweet!


    Are you sure it is the right key?;)
     
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  15. Bloc131

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    Bloc131 - Replied Oct 2, 2003

    positive its the correct key
     
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