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Ignition switch? key is acting up in ignition

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by irwin billiot, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Jun 23, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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    irwin billiot

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    I have a toyota tacoma pre-runner.

    when i put the key into the ignition and turn it the truck does not turn over.

    For a few months the key has started to act up when i start. sometimes the key can be removed from the ignition without the truck stopping, if i pull it out without turning it counter clockwise.

    last night when i tried to start up the truck the key would not turn all the way clockwise, as such the truck would not turn over. the lights will come on so i doubt it is the battery. also usually when it is the battery the truck will turn over but only make clicking sounds. i am thinking i can just replace the switch that my key goes into.

    any thoughts?
     
  2. Jun 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Sounds like the switch is messed up.
     
  3. Jun 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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    irwin billiot

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    can i just use a screw driver and jamb it in there to start it up? just till i can afford fixing it at dealership.. i might try..
     
  4. Jun 23, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    It sounds like a mechanical problem, not so much a key problem.
    If a screwdriver would work, so would the key.
     
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