Q: The car wont start because the ignition lock is jammed, can i fix it without buying a new ignition lock or repair kit?

asked by on

the stearing wheel isnt locked but the car wont start because i believe the ignition lock is jammed. Can i fix the issie without buying a new ignition lock or repair kit?

My car has 160000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If the ignition key will not turn, try a different key if you have one to see if the original key is worn. If you do not have another key then I suggest getting another lock. You could also try getting some help from an auto locksmith who can make another key for you. If you need some help with this, feel free to contact a certified professional who can properly diagnose the issue with your ignition system. Good luck.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. The car wont start because the ignition lock is jammed, can i fix it without buying a new ignition lock or repair kit?

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: Q: Coolant keeps leaking out

If the coolant is leaking out of your radiator very quickly a missing drain plug is a possibility. It is also possible that the radiator has a crack. I would recommend having your cooling system inspected by a qualified technician,...

Q: When cranking the engine, there are a few sparks on the ignition coil and then they cut off

That green key light flashing is the vehicle's immobilizer system. The system either does not recognize the key, or has not received the key ID, and stops the engine from starting. This is why you see some sparks, then it...

Q: Overheating but doesn't go past 250 degrees

It is not uncommon for some vehicles to go into a reduced power mode as a result of the engine overheating. The car's computer does this in an effort to avoid further engine damage and to keep the driver safe....

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...