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Key would turn in the ignition. Car was in park, So car was…

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Key would turn in the ignition. Car was in park

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?

So car was in park. It does have a wheel lock. Tried everything I could think of, but the steering wheel would not move. Read your answer to somebody else about tapping G the key while it was in the ignition and it worked!!!!! Thank you!

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

But is the a problem with this model or a fluke.?

Mechanic's Assistant: What confuses you?

It is a Saturn L200 2002

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your L200 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I'm not sure if there is something wrong with the ignition and should be serviced or just a fluke.

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

This is the first time this has happened, it was just in the shop for a new fuel pump and lines and needs to go back soon because the mechanic said the filler neck for the gas tank is rusted.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Saturn
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Saturn Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
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Saturn Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

So with this vehicle the key and the lock cylinder get worn very easily, more than likely you have a combination of the lock cylinder and key starting to wear, the best defense for this model is to keep the cylinder lubed so that it will reduce the friction in the parts

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Saturn Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

hows it coming?

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Saturn Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

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