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car problem - question

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

  1. Bloc131

    Bloc131 Member

    Joined: Jul 24, 2003 Messages: 319 Likes Received: 0
    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?

  2. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1
    Goddamnit Jim, I'm a doctor, not an auto mechanic.

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

    Bloc131 Member

    Joined: Jul 24, 2003 Messages: 319 Likes Received: 0
    no. nobody put anything into my ignition.
  4. Daze One Million

    Daze One Million Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 12, 2001 Messages: 3,804 Likes Received: 0
    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
  5. Bloc131

    Bloc131 Member

    Joined: Jul 24, 2003 Messages: 319 Likes Received: 0
    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?
  6. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    break the steering column open and see what's in there
  7. angelofdeath

    angelofdeath Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 4,375 Likes Received: 79
    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.
  8. angelofdeath

    angelofdeath Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 4,375 Likes Received: 79
    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
  9. space base

    space base Senior Member

    Joined: May 4, 2003 Messages: 1,765 Likes Received: 0
    Has anybody noticed that channel zero has been really boring lately?
  10. fatbastard

    fatbastard Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 30, 2002 Messages: 2,880 Likes Received: 10
    i noticed but i didnt want to say anything.
  11. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    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.
  12. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    turn your wheel to the left.
  13. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    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.
  14. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

    Joined: Mar 7, 2001 Messages: 16,307 Likes Received: 112

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

    Bloc131 Member

    Joined: Jul 24, 2003 Messages: 319 Likes Received: 0
    positive its the correct key