A short term fix is to unplug the battery from the car. This, at least it did for me, should let you remove the key from the ignition. But this also disables any security system you may have.
you can try cleaning the contacts on the shift linkage. Your ignition must be in park. If the contacts are dirty, the circuit is interupted. Also could be the tumbler is worn in which case you have to replace the switch. Not an easy thing to do, and you need to deactivate the airbag if you have one. Some ignitions have a manual release the you can access on the underside of the ignition. You have to insert a pin to pull the key out. good luck to you.
start simple, some times when the steering wheel is pulling too hard against the lock it will prevent the key from moving. Try wiggling the steering wheel when moving the key.
Hi, we had the same problem with our 2001Focus. We will need the have the lock replaced long-term but for now we just have to hit the key toward the lock a few times which straightens the pins enough that you can start her up.
In some cars, the 2001Tacoma for example, when the fuse blows for the brake lights, the shifter will not come out of park. Also, when the key sticks, it can be the switch that is activated by the shifter (automatics) is broken, bad or out of adjustment. Check in a Chiltons or the Field Service Manual for your car.
i have that problem to it has something to do with the gear shift censor
Make sure it is in park.
I would highly recommend calling you dealership. :)
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Parking brake applied or stuck on.Incorrect fluid level in trans. Transmission is bad.
would the tierod cause the wheel to turn out
A change in price level would cause movement along the demand curve, but would not cause the curve itself to shift.
The lock went bad. Call a locksmith and get a replacement installed.
Adding or subtracting just one nucleotide would cause a frame shift mutation.
Maybe brake shift cable from brake to gear shifter?
what would transmission not to shift in to overdrive
Bad Ignition lock cylinder , Bad shift interlock solenoid, burr on the key.
My oldsmobubble's ignition was stuck due to a factory setting of some kind that was starting to malfunction from an electronic short. They said they would have to take apart steering column to fix, etc.$$$$
Your ignition key may be too worn down, the car dealership can probably make you a new one. Another cause may be worn lock cylinder parts (springs, etc.) or there could be dirt/sand in the cylinder.
Ignition is required for an engine to work. Failure of ignition would prevent the engine working.
The engine has a serious ignition or injection problem needing repair
I have a 2002 Envoy and I have the same problem. I have to insert a pen or pencil in the hole right up under the ignition switch and push a wire to get my keys out. It gets old but what caused this I have no idea. I think it is something in the shift linkage.
You may have a short in the ignition system.
Leaky transmission lines would cause the fluid level to drop and eventually cause the transmission not to shift and go.
What do you mean? When does this happen. I have a Malibu '02 and the horn will blow if one of my electric lock buttons are stuck up or down. This will cause it to honk if I put the car in park.
I had the problem with my 2000 regal 2x. They replaced the ignition, which did not work. I went up north and a friend worked at the gm dealer. He said it was the solenoid in the shifter. He replaced the shifter and guess what, it worked!! AnswerActually, I had this happen to my 94 sable and I was trying to get the key out for a while. Make sure the car is in PARK or the key won't come out.
Sounds like the starter relay or solenoid is stuck. Check the selenoid - the selenoid might be stuck closed which would cause the starter to turn because the power wouldn't be shut off from the battery. Or it may be the ignition switch is stuck in the start position.
The radio time would stay on if you had the keys in the ignition but the ignition was only turned halfway.
It may be the floats are stuck in the carburators or the chokes may be stuck on.
the most common cause would be a stuck closed thermostat.