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Old 07-19-2008, 12:42 AM   #1
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Default Ignition won't turn

I put the key in the ignition and it won't turn, I tried taken pressure of the steering wheel by trying to turn it and made sure it is in park. Are there any adjustments on the column to make it work.

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Old 07-19-2008, 02:09 AM   #2
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What year, model? Playing twenty questions gets very old around here so its easier to put your car info into your personal profile for automatically popping up when you post problems.

Have you tried your spare key that hasn't been worn down? Lock cylinders can wear down as well as igntion keys preventing rotation. The steering column lock also needs to be positioned just so before releasing excessive pressure on the ignition cylinder.

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Old 07-19-2008, 05:55 PM   #3
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It's a 2000 LW2 with V-6.

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Old 07-20-2008, 08:35 AM   #4
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Got it, I kept trying and it finally turned when I put the reverse side of the key in. This has happened before with the cars ignition, my wife parked the car in the garage with the front wheels slightly turned. I think this has something to do with it. The other time it happened it was in the garage as well.

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Old 07-20-2008, 08:55 AM   #5
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Common problem with the earlier L's. There's a TSB on ignition problems and the dealer will have to replace and re-key the ignition. If you don't get it fixed, eventually your key will get stuck in the ignition.

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Common problem with the earlier L's. There's a TSB on ignition problems and the dealer will have to replace and re-key the ignition. If you don't get it fixed, eventually your key will get stuck in the ignition.
Any idea where I can print out that TSB? I have a 2000 LW2 with the same issue.

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Old 01-17-2010, 08:52 AM   #7
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Every place I know to print out TSB requires a subscription. I don't know of any free page. If you still have a Saturn dealer open near you, go ask them to print it out for you, never been told "no" when I've asked the dealer for a copy of a TSB.

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Old 01-17-2010, 10:39 AM   #8
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BULLETIN NO.: 01-T-23

ISSUE DATE: April, 2001

CATEGORY TYPE: Electrical - 01

CATEGORY: Locks and Security

CORPORATION NO.: 01-08-110-002

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BULLETIN

SUBJECT:
Ignition Key Binds or Does Not Turn Out of the LOCK Position
(Replace Ignition Lock Cylinder, Tumblers and Springs)

MODELS AFFECTED:
2000 - 2001 Saturn L-Series and S-Series Vehicles

CONDITION:
Some customers may comment that the ignition key will not turn out of the LOCK position.

CAUSE:
This condition is caused by one or more of the ignition cylinder tumblers binding in the ignition cylinder tumbler body.

CORRECTION:
Refer to the procedure detailed in this bulletin to replace ignition lock cylinder, tumblers, and tumbler springs.

IMPORTANT: This bulletin contains separate service procedure for L-Series and S-Series Vehicles.

^ For L-Series vehicles, refer to this bulletin.

^ For S-Series vehicles, refer to this bulletin.

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