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Ever have problems inserting the key into the ignition?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by PA452, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Aug 29, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    PA452

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    I've noticed in the past few months sometimes my key doesn't want to go into the ignition. I've had it everywhere from just being a bit resistant to completely blocked. If I pull it back out and mess with it a bit it usually goes in.

    Anyone else ever have this problem?
     
  2. Aug 29, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    2010 trd sport

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    Havent had any issues with inserting the key, but I have had problems with the steering lock. Sometimes its a real pain in the @zz to turn the key even when pulling on the wheel to free the lock.
     
  3. Aug 29, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    brutalguyracing

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  4. Aug 29, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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  5. Aug 29, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    Which bars does this happen at? The whiskey or the beer? :D
     
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  7. Aug 29, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    Got a spare key to try for a while? Could be the key...
     
  8. Aug 29, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    45longcolt

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    When that happens to mine I just turn the wheel slightly to the right and it slides in perfectly. Just a steering lock thing, one of the many special "characteristics" this truck has all its own. :)
     
  9. Aug 29, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    PA452

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    No, this isn't the steering lock. The steering lock can keep you from turning the key, but it shouldn't affect insertion of the key.
     
  10. Aug 29, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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    Actually I don't have one to try right now. I'm away from home at school, and I forgot to bring any spares with me.

    It doesn't happen 100% of the time though, so I'm not sure if that would tell me anything. I feel pretty sure though that the problem is in the ignition switch.
     
  11. Aug 29, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    yeah i know exactly what your talking about it probally happens to me like at least 3 or 4 out of 10 times. its very strange. at first i was thinking its cuz im in a rush or something but it happens all the time sometimes i just flip the key over and make sure its straight and it goes fine

    whats up with the graphite powder just pour a little bit into the ignition?
     
  12. Aug 29, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    fortyniner

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    I have same problem, at first I thought I wasn't holding it straight enough but that wasn't the problem. Sometime it's just hard to get it to go and there doesn't seem to be any reason.
     
  13. Aug 29, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    dexterdog

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    Wait, were you speaking metaphorically?
     
  14. Aug 29, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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  15. Aug 29, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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    yea but usually my girl will just grab it and put it in :rolleyes:
     
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