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Category: Acura
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Experience:  Over 17 years diagnosing and repairing various model vehicles with some certifications and training.
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Can't turn key, Yes but key will not turn, 99Acura tl, 1999,

Customer Question

Can't turn key
JA: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: Yes but key will not turn
JA: What is the model/year of your Acura?
Customer: 99Acura tl
JA: What year is your TL?
Customer: 1999
JA: Are you fixing your TL yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Just bought it yes am fixing it myself
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes tranny.slips early
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Acura
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
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Expert:  Pete replied 5 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

This can be due to an issue with the key itself being worn.Inspect the key for any damage.If it appears to be worn then it will need replaced.If the key appears to be o.k. then this is usually a fault with the ignition cylinder itself as the tumblers in the cylinder will come apart and cause this here with the cylinder needing replaced or removed and rebuilt by a lock smith.

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Thanks Pete