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Key stuck in ignition. I drove the carand then key is stuck…

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Key stuck in...

Key stuck in ignition

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?

Yes I drove the carand then key is stuck in ignition,key is fine

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Mitsubishi?

2003 spyder eclipse gt

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Eclipse yourself? What have you tried so far?

Put car in park reverse,also tried turning wheel,driving more

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

It happened before but thenit seemed it fixed it self,today nothing

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Mitsubishi
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Mitsubishi Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago
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Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. will the key turn to all of the positions and just not able to be removed?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Am I going to get an answer here?
Mitsubishi Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

ok, the key is your problem, you will need to pull the cylinder out and probably replace it and get a new key cut to the vin.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
no it's not because this has happened before,man you guys are terrible
Mitsubishi Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

if it happened before its because its not getting any better! you need to replace it or keep having problems. you dont comprehend this?

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Mitsubishi Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

we arent here to give you terrible information but if you want to keep having problems then dont do anything

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Mitsubishi Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

so do you want the replacement procedure ?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
i see why you get one star
Mitsubishi Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

it customers that dont understand the systems that give 1 star. and why do you think i have a 99.7 rating my friend.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I'm baffled because I got the key out and put that wd40 in and now no more problem
Mitsubishi Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

exactly. the key and ignition key cylinder are getting wore out.

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Mitsubishi Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

its only a temporary fix, so if it happens again, please take my recommendation into consideration.

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Mitsubishi Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

Been doing this for 35 years and Im very rarely wrong. You can take my advice or not. thats on you.

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Mitsubishi Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

Take care.

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