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2003 Dodge Neon key wont turn all the way


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bgreenie 3
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Sep 27, 2013, 6:19 PM

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2003 Dodge Neon key wont turn all the way Sign In

2003 Dodge Neon 2.0. key would come out with the car on. no other symptoms. got in to go home the key clicks once then again. fuel injectors turn on lights dashboard all good like normal then try to turn it the last click when its going to start but won't. feels like it was not made to go that far. tried turning wheel, made sure it was in park. even wiggled gear shifter-its automatic. im able to put it in all gears so it unlocks the gears....starts the fuel injector. but wont turn the last click. help.


Discretesignals
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Sep 27, 2013, 6:33 PM

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Re: 2003 Dodge Neon key wont turn all the way Sign In

If you can take the key out with the ignition on, you have a faulty lock cylinder.





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bgreenie 3
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Sep 27, 2013, 6:39 PM

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Re: 2003 Dodge Neon key wont turn all the way Sign In

sorry for my lack of knowledge but is that the same as ignition switch or can I just replace that piece and keep my key the same?


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Sep 27, 2013, 6:44 PM

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Re: 2003 Dodge Neon key wont turn all the way Sign In

You can keep your original key, but you'll need the lock cylinder coded to your key. A locksmith should be able to do that for you.

The ignition switch connects to the end of the lock cylinder housing. The part where the key goes into is the lock cylinder. It probably would be a good idea to replace the lock cylinder because you already know it is faulty since you can take your key out of it with the ignition on. It is possible the lock cylinder is worn out and causing it to not rotate to the start position. You'll know more when it is taken apart.







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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Sep 27, 2013, 6:49 PM)


bgreenie 3
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Sep 27, 2013, 6:51 PM

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Re: 2003 Dodge Neon key wont turn all the way Sign In

thank you for your help. ill try that and keep you informed on the results.






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