When I put my key into the ignition it wont turn,after a few hard turns the key on 2003 Oldsmobile Alero

Broke,and the key being 7 or 8 yrs old and worn the keysmith can't replica it and no replacement,so b4 I swap out the ignition is that the problem

by in Oklahoma City, OK on April 03, 2012
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ANSWER by on April 04, 2012
Most likely...Do you have a "heavey key chain"? ie. extra keys or weight? Having heavy keychains, overtime will cause undo stress to tumblers inside ignition switch.
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COMMENT by on April 04, 2012
Yea I did for the longest all my keys for my shop,recently last two months narrowed them down but it had been yrs so was just making sure that me swapping that lock cylin..Appreciateder out would fix this appreciate it,any other tip or hints towards that would help..thx
COMMENT by on April 04, 2012
Follow directions, TAKE YOUR TIME and be sure everything is lined up correctly. Good luck