Our Caravan does not want to let the key turn to activate the
ignition. This happened several years ago and I took it to Dodge.
Several hundred dollars later we got new keys and ignition. It is
happening again. Repeated trys can get it to fire and it is possible
that turning the steering wheel helps altho it may just be the
continued trying that brings success.
Any thought on this problem? Am I the only one experiencing this?
On Fri, 4 Dec 2009 14:52:38 -0800 (PST), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
IF the steering is turned and putting pressure on the key-lock it will
not turn. "Unloading" the lock by turning the wheel fixes this. If
that's not the problem, fry some "Lock eze" colloidal graphite
lubricant in the key cyl. DO NOT USE WD40!!!!!!
What do you want him to do with the Lock-Ease once he 'frys' it? ;p
Sorry, couldn't resist! I am the MASTER of typos! My fingers are as fat as
I would also look at the key and see if it's worn, and HOW MUCH junk is on
the keychain! People with everything attached to their keyrings wear down
the key/tumblers a LOT faster than normal...
Well, I've been using coloidal graphite on ignition and other lock
cyls since about 1968 and NEVER had a problem. I've tried using spray
silicones and have NOT been thrilled with them on lock cyls.
You are free to use whatever works for you, but as a mechanic I always
used the graphite and used it sparingly.
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