replaced ignition lock and housing (new tumblers, springs to match to original key. Worked fine at home, put it in the car key was turning, after putting the cover, battery and GEAR SHIFT back to park position the key won't turn anymore. I took the cover off the shift assembly and manually shifter gears back and forth to make sure it's sitting it park position. I am able to put the key in and out, but no turning.
key won't turn in ignition on 1999 Chevrolet Malibu
by tomania23 in Westport, CT on December 01, 2012
1 answer 1 comment
ANSWER by your.mechanic on December 01, 2012
possible shift interlock issue
COMMENT by tomania23 on December 01, 2012
if I took the intelock cable out off from the shifter would that stop the key from turning? should I change the whole shifter assembly (it was not shifting smooth and had to jiggle the shift and lock to start the car)
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