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Ignition Lock Cylinder Replacement Service

What is the Ignition Lock Cylinder all about?

The ignition lock cylinder requires a key be inserted to start the engine. It is essentially a security device that prevents the vehicle from being started without a key. The ignition lock cylinder also acts as a switch to turn on and shut off the engine, interior functions, and the lights. Inside the ignition cylinder are pins and tumblers that ensure only the correct key will be able to start the vehicle. If those tumblers are worn out or sticking, the ignition lock cylinder may not turn even with the correct key inserted. If the key or another foreign object breaks off in the ignition, the key will not be able to be inserted all the way and won’t turn. Sometimes, the ignition lock cylinder may stick in the ‘on’ or ‘run’ position, and the ignition won’t be able to turn all the way off.

Keep in mind:

  • Some keys only fit in the ignition one way. Flip the key over and try it again before replacing the ignition lock cylinder.
  • The steering lock may not allow the key to turn in the ignition. If the steering lock is engaged, try pulling on the steering wheel either way while wiggling the key in the ignition.

How it's done:

  • The battery is disconnected
  • The old ignition lock cylinder is removed
  • The new ignition lock cylinder is installed
  • The vehicle battery is reconnected
  • The vehicle ignition lock cylinder is checked for proper operation

Our recommendation:

If the ignition key becomes difficult to turn or sticks, the key is cracked, or if the key will not turn all the way back to the ‘off’ position, it may be time to replace your ignition lock cylinder.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Ignition Lock Cylinder?

  • Ignition key will not turn in the ignition cylinder
  • Key is stuck in the ignition
  • Engine will not turn off
  • Ignition key is cracked due to being turned in a stiff cylinder.
  • Key is broken in the ignition lock cylinder.

How important is this service?

If the ignition lock cylinder will not turn and your vehicle will not start, you can be left stranded waiting for a tow and a cab. If the ignition cylinder is stuck in the "on" position, your vehicle can be left vulnerable to theft with the keys stuck inside. Replace the ignition cylinder when symptoms begin.

Fast and easy Ignition Lock Cylinder Replacement service at your home or office.


Recent Ignition Lock Cylinder Replacement reviews

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Tyler

27 years of experience
178 reviews
Tyler
27 years of experience
Jeep Cherokee L6-4.0L - Ignition Lock Assembly - Houston, Texas
Above and beyond... That's really all that needs to be said for the experience. Tyler came out to my office to replace my ignition switch and ignition lock cylinder and was just super friendly. With the lock cylinder, without any background, he recognized that the part didn't match the age of the vehicle as I has a new steering column put in after my Jeep was stolen. He didn't even have to talk to me about it and identified the correct model year for the setup I have, not even in the general date range, but the exact year! Clearly very knowledgeable and super friendly on top of that. I'd definitely recommend him as a mechanic to anyone I know!

Scott

36 years of experience
899 reviews
Scott
36 years of experience
Jeep Wrangler L4-2.4L - Ignition Lock Assembly - Mesa, Arizona
Scott provided excellent service for multiple appointments. He swapped out the oil sending unit, did an oil change, replace the ignition lock assembly, and provided an general inspection. I feel I can trust Scott with any future repairs my Jeep may need. As for YourMechanic, I think their customer service can use some lubricants to make their scheduling and communication run a little smoother. There were a few hiccups in scheduling that had nothing to do with Scott and I kind of felt sorry for the guy a couple of times. They even scheduled service for one day without consulting me. However, scheduling and communication issues aside, I'd definitely rely on Scott's help again.

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Dodge Spirit V6-3.0L - Ignition Lock Assembly - Chandler, Arizona
Peter worked on my car again today and like usual he was a 1/2 hour early. Honest, courteous and trustworthy. He worked on my car and I asked him, to please get me back on the road, because I needed the car for work. Peter went above and beyond to fix my car. He found the parts for my car, which was not easy to find, but with determination he found them. Thank you so much Peter. And to all, this mechanic is the most honest mechanic I have ever met in my entire life. Abe

Tien

23 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
23 years of experience
Nissan Sentra L4-1.8L - Ignition Lock Assembly - Oakland, California
Tien was very professional and knowledgeable. He fixed my vehicle quickly and let me know of other existing problems.

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