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2000 Chrysler Town & Country Question: Problem with 2000 T&C van ignition beyond lock cylinder.

 

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randydutton, Montesano, WA, November 26, 2012, 14:08
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I used the trick to tap the key with a hammer to start the car then bought a new lock cylinder from JCWhitney and had a locksmith rekey and install it. Problem is, within a week, the key will turn but frequently won't start the car. It's as if the key is only turning on the accessory. The Chrysler dealership says there is a gear mechanism that might have gotten damaged by tapping the key. Anyone know the details? What is the technical name for that mechanism (dealership wants $340 + 1 hour labor).

Please email dutton.randy@gmail.com if you have the answer by Jan 2013.

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