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

 

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kimosmith1, 3.4L V6, Oklahoma City, OK, April 03, 2012, 16:27
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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

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    April 04, 2012, 07:03
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    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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    kimosmith1, April 04, 2012, 07:17
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    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

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    ace1100, April 04, 2012, 07:22
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    Follow directions, TAKE YOUR TIME and be sure everything is lined up correctly. Good luck

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