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Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 3:10 pm 
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just the last week or so my key hasnt been turning in the ignition, it is like the steering wheel is on lock but it is, and then a wiggle the steering wheel round for 10mins and it turns, is there any reason why it is doing this? because the steeering wheel isnt on lock when it does this

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 3:24 pm 
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What do you mean by wiggle for 10 minutes? maybe it eventually lifts the steering column pin? maybe try wiggling harder, and see if it unlocks?

Does it feel exactly like a wheel lock? or similar but different? Maybe you scratched your key severly somewhere, jsut enough to have the little pins to stop the key from turning, but not enough to hold i locked?

am I confusing me or what? :roll:

You get what I mean?

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 4:39 pm 
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lol, well u confused the f**k outta me. i think... :?

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 4:41 pm 
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Mash85 wrote:
lol, well u confused the f**k outta me. i think... :?


In a lock there are pins to stop the tumbler I thijnk its called from turning in a cylinder... if you scratch your key a bit, then the pins in the tumbler might be stopping it from turning. But because a bit is so insignificant, it might give in after a while... thats what I meant

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 4:50 pm 
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ahh ok, im back on track. sorry, mind is stalled. slow day here at work.
when i got a spare cut, the guy said it would be f**k if i damaged the "fins" ont he side of the key. that wot ur tlaking about. like these pins slide down onto the finny things. lol, no ive prolly confused u.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 4:52 pm 
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lol, yeah.. but I get waht you mean... yeah, thats what I meant... I could be completely off track here though

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 5:01 pm 
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lol. ok. well, at least thats sorted. kinda. well. not really.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 5:19 pm 
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justfordima wrote:
What do you mean by wiggle for 10 minutes? maybe it eventually lifts the steering column pin? maybe try wiggling harder, and see if it unlocks?

Does it feel exactly like a wheel lock? or similar but different? Maybe you scratched your key severly somewhere, jsut enough to have the little pins to stop the key from turning, but not enough to hold i locked?

am I confusing me or what? :roll:

You get what I mean?


yeh i get what you mean but it seems to be working alrite now though wierd :S

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 5:21 pm 
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hmm.. if it was one off.. that is strange

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 10:29 pm 
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Try whacking the steering wheel with your left hand, if it happens again. Works for me!

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 2:27 am 
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Chicken wrote:
Try whacking the steering wheel with your left hand, if it happens again. Works for me!


lol thanks for that chicken i shall try that next time it happens!

 

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