before trying to replace the ignition switch try spraying a small amount of lubricant into the keyhole and insert key and wiggle it in the switch to see if the keepers are stuck. if it works it could save a lot of time and money
You can replace the ignition lock cylinder in your 1994 Pontiac Firebird without removing the steering will. Remove the retaining ring at the top of the ignition cylinder. The ignition cylinder will slide out.
you can not do this the ignition needs to be in position 1 then with a small screwdriver press the little button in and ignition will slide out, without key you will need to replace the whole ignition
You drill out the exsisting ignition switch!!
I have not seen a way to do it without removing the steering wheel (and airbag).
The key and the ignition lock are badly worn. Try a different key if it doesn't fix it you need to replace the ignition lock.
You would have to disconnect the wires from the stock ignition, so you would have to tear it out unless you could find a way to do it without it.
If there isn't much gas left in the tank (like, a quarter of a tank) then you can jack the front of the car up in the air before you undo the bolts. With the gas tipped back, you might be able to change the pump out without spilling anything. Keep a bucket handy though!
Go to a dealer and buy a new key
No, the ignition is what starts the car.
THAT DEPENDS ON WHAT IT'S DOING. DOES IT TURN OVER WITHOUT STARTING? FUEL? SPARK?? DOES IT DO NOTHING AT ALL? DEAD BATTERY??? DOES IT JUST CLICK WHEN YOU TURN THE IGNITION? STARTER????
If you pick up a Haynes or Chilton manual for the car, it will show you how to remove and replace the ignition switch. You might be able to find out why it won't turn without having to replace it. Another option would be to call a locksmith.
yes of course.... anywhere that kas a key cutter can make one. they do not have the electronic sensor in the key and ignition so any spare can be used.
Head lights on?
Your key switch contact inside the ignition switch cylinder may be stuck closed. You may need to replace the switch or the ignition key cylinder. On a Ford and GM, the contact is replaceable without the ignition switch, but requires the steering wheel removed to replace it. Not sure what is required for the Lebaron, but it is not a major task to do for a mechanic.
No. The problem lies in the starter itself. Replace the starter and the vehicle will start....
For a 1988 Mercury Marquis remove bottom shroud from steering column (5 Philips head screws). There is a wire running from the ignition switch to the left side of the steering column; detach it from the coupler (This can be done without a tool). Turn key to ON position until the panel lights come on. There is a small pin near the bottom of the key lock; push it in and pull the ignition switch out (don't panic if the wire seems to be stuck; it will come out). To replace, turn new ignition switch to same position. Push pin on the ignition switch in while sliding it back into the steering column. Reconnect wire and then replace shroud.
Yes. You may also remove strut & steering knucle from car without separating them (if necessary) so you do not have to get an alignment.
car starts without key
Stuck ignition switch.
NO! It is worn out.
This may sound ridiculous... but force the the ignition switch until the detent "breaks" and you can turn the ignition switch without the key. The risk here is that you could possibly break the assembly that the ignition switch inserts into. If you can get the switch to rotate from the lock position one position clockwise, then you can release the switch from underneath the steering column and pull the switch out. The alternative is to have a locksmith get the ignition switch to rotate one position clockwise and then you can remove the switch and replace it with a new one from any auto parts store.
It has electronic ignition the timing is adjusted by the cam and crank sensor and regulated by the ecm. In short you can't without messing with the timing belt and since it has an interference engine (the pistons can hit the valves) I would suggest it.
i have never been able to get it out without messing up the colum it easier just to replace the sterring colume