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Key is hard to get out and sometimes won't turn...2003 GMC Sierra


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MarineGrunt
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Jun 26, 2013, 8:16 AM

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Key is hard to get out and sometimes won't turn...2003 GMC Sierra Sign In

Hey guys....haven't been around for awhile so hope all is well.

2003
GMC
Sierra
4X4
Ext. Cab
4.8L
90,000K

It just started last night. The key is a pain to get out. It sometimes won't turn either. The steering wheel isn't locking in place. I can leave the key and turn it almost to the home position and it turns fine.

I'm guessing it's either the ignition switch or the ignition lock cylinder. You guys haven't steered me wrong yet so I always ask before buying parts.

Thanks!


(This post was edited by MarineGrunt on Jun 26, 2013, 8:28 AM)


MarineGrunt
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Jun 26, 2013, 8:37 AM

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Re: Key is hard to get out and sometimes won't turn...2003 GMC Sierra Sign In

Well, I figured out the problem. I tried a different key and it works just fine. I guess the key was just worn. I better get some copies made with the good key or a new key through the dealership or locksmith would probably cost an arm and a leg.

Thanks!


Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 28, 2013, 2:52 PM

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Re: Key is hard to get out and sometimes won't turn...2003 GMC Sierra Sign In

If not some special key with odd features save the good orgininal and use the well made duplicats. Just FYI it can be a lock cylinder not just the key itself.

Been lucky with plain hardware and the person still needs to set the machine up and do them right,

T







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