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How do you remove a key and tumbler in a Chevy S10?

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2009-04-17 20:37:18
2009-04-17 20:37:18

I have a 89 s10 and the steering wheel had to be removed to do the job. I'd say your best bet would be to get a repair manual and it will go through the job step by step for u.

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