Q: Possible ignition cylinder problem

asked by on February 13, 2016

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

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?
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

My truck is making a grinding noise and having trouble in reverse

The first task would be to determine, based on whether you have a two- or four-wheel drive vehicle, where exactly the noise is coming from. If you have four-wheel drive, there are a number of possible sources other than the...

Alarm not shutting off

Hi there. It sounds like your truck is equipped with an aftermarket alarm system. In order to repair the alarm it would need to go to a shop that specializes in that brand of alarm. If you cannot find a...

Air conditioner compressor replacement 1990 Ford F150

No, the AC compressors on the two engines are manufactured differently so the compressor from one will not fit the other. If you need help getting the correct part, get in touch with the team at YourMechanic. They will be...

Related articles

How to Diagnose an Ignition Key That Won’t Turn
If your car key won't turn in the ignition and your steering wheel locks it's easy to fix. Try jiggling the steering wheel and checking the battery.
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re an Electrician
As As an electrician, you have to haul around wiring, tools and equipment, and tons of supplies. You can’t get by with a small used car, or even a big one. What you probably need is a good used cargo...
2012 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2012 Ford Focus: Which One Should I Buy?
The Hyundai Elantra and the Ford Focus are both offerings in the inexpensive compact sedan category, and both represent some of the best offerings in that class. Compact cars are slightly larger than a subcompact, but smaller than a mid-size;...