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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Australia Car
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Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 17 years dealership experience
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I have snapped one key and bent and split my second key. Im

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Hi pearl i have snapped one key and bent and split my second key. Im thinking the ignition switch is stuffed. There is no pattern to it can be good for a frw days and really bad. I have to hold the key and apply pressure to start it
JA: Has the car been stalling out? How many miles are on the car?
Customer: No stalling once started its fine
JA: What is the model/year of your Mitsubishi?
Customer: 2003 outlander
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: 190 000 on clock
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Yea im a sparky
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

It sounds as if you may have a lock cylinder issue. If a tumbler in the lock cylinder sticks it will prevent the lock cylinder from turning and if forced then it will damage the key.

When the problem happens will the key not turn at all from the locked position?