We can't start the Tahoe because the key will not turn in the ignition.
The wheels are straight, the emergency brake is off, the battery seems to
have plenty of juice (when we swith the lights on they are bright). This
truck does not have a smart key and has been working fine for years with
this key. Can anyone give us some clue?
Actually, rock the steering wheel side-to-side. The steering wheel lock may
be bound up by slight pressure on the steering wheel, so turning it
side-to-side while trying to turn the key may relieve the pressure on the
Cheers - Jonathan
The only other thing I can think of is to make sure that your gear selector
lever is in Park. If it is, then you may have to jiggle it around a
little - you could have some binding there as well. However, if your
steering wheel is completely free to turn even with the key not in the
ignition then it sounds like you may have other problems (the wheel is
supposed to lock without the key in).
Other than the basic common sense item of making sure you are using an
original key and not a copy, then it may be time to call the dealer or
Good luck - Jonathan
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