Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Igniting acuator?

asked by on

I had my keys get stuck in my ignition. I got the cylinder replaced and a new key made and programmed for my car. But now, when I turn my key, there is no resistance or difference between on and start. Someone told me it was my ignition acuator. Does this sound right?
My car has an automatic transmission.

Thanks for writing in about your Chevrolet Uplander. From what you’ve described the issue may be with your ignition switch that connects to the key cylinder. You should have the ignition switch checked and replaced if it is not holding the key in the run position. If you’d like to get this fixed, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can diagnose this issue and replace your ignition switch if necessary.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Igniting acuator?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: There is a circuit bored chip underneath the distributor rotor in my 1992 dodge Dakota is it suppose to be loose

Hi there. The plate inside the distributor is typically held down by the rotor on your particular year of Dodge, but to my knowledge there is not a screw that keeps it down. So, if it's loose, it's likely that...

Q: Key won't start ignition - 2006 Honda Civic

Usually, when the steering wheel is turned to one direction, locked, it won't turn and neither will the key, the steering wheel is just jammed. To release it, turn the wheel in the direction that it will move just...

Q: No reverse in transmission 1997 Chevrolet Express Van 1500

Hello - I believe you have a failure in the reverse input clutch in the transmission. This could be caused by several components in this clutch, all of which will require removal and disassembly of the transmission to repair. To...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...