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Old 03-12-2012, 04:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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3rd Generation 93 camry LE key ignition gets jammed

when i turn my car off and push the key in to turn to pull the key i would have to turn it hard or it would not go all the way to off it will just go to acc and wont go back. i would have to turn the car back on and do it fast. does this mean i need a new ignition? im gonna see what wd40 does for now. thanks.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I was once told to never use any liquid lubricants on locks or ignition switches because they attract dirt and then get sticky. Always use dry graphite. Any hardware store will have it.
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thanks im hopeing i dont have to replace the ignition.
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Try a spare key, it might just be a worn key.
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Try a spare key, it might just be a worn key.
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If you need an ignition, PM me, I have one ( new too), they are surprisingly easy to change out
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If you need an ignition, PM me, I have one ( new too), they are surprisingly easy to change out
thanks i will try the key. if i need an ignition how much would you sell it to me for?
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it is they key i used the one i gave to my sister. funny thing is i got these keys made at the same time like 5 months ago. thanks i will get back to you if i need the ignition.
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well i got new keys made so far so good. i went to a lock smith instead of a hardware store. i got the ilco bran key seems more solid than the ace kind. thanks for your replies.
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