Our technicians report that by 100,000 miles, the ignition key tends to wear out and should be replaced or it may not work as well in the door locks or ignition lock cylinder
Average mileage: 156,285 (80,000–275,000)
14 people reported this problem
Recently purchased a 1990 toyota camry , just replaced the ignition lock cylinder (ignition switch) due to on and off starting problems (key wouldn't turn most of the time) now a week later possibly bad alternator. Car just wouldn't start. I was wondering if these could be related ?
I had this problem and had to eventually replace the key tumbler. It was somewhat difficult to find the pin that released the tumbler, but once it's out, the new one just slides in.