Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Possible ignition cylinder problem

asked by on

How do I know if the ignition cylinder needs to be replaced?

A: Hello. If the key is difficult or impossibl...

Hello. If the key is difficult or impossible to turn, the ignition cylinder and/or key are likely the problem. A trained mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, can replace your ignition cylinder for you.

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

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: Ignition broke off

I believe the ignition lock cylinder is an integrated, non serviceable component in the steering column. The entire column may have to be replaced. I recommend having a qualified technician, like one from YourMechanic, take a look at it and...

Q: My car tried to turn over but couldn't - it just made multiple clicking sounds then powered on after 5 seconds

Hi. This sounds like you have low voltage battery or the battery is bad and can not take a load. The battery or alternator fuse if blown would kill the power to the whole car and there would not be...

Q: Acceleration issues and car dying

Hello. There are certain cases where an oxygen sensor can cause performance issues. It would depend on the specific trouble code. A few things I would look at are the specified oxygen sensor or circuit, the ignition coil, the ignition...

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...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.