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I have a 2001 Saturn SL1. I have had a problem where I put my key in the ignition and it won*t turn. I lock up the steering wheel and I still have to jiggle and shake the steering to get the key to turn to turn on the car. I have no problem turning off and pulling out the key, just turning the key to start the car. What do you think the problem could be ...
The ignition switch needs replaced and my repair book says it is impossible for a home mechanic to fix because of the tilt steering wheel. I would need a steering wheel puller. Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated!
I just bought a 1990 Nissan and I pride myself on trying to fix anything to do with a car but this is a bugger. I can turn the car over and it's a healthy engine but it's not firing or starting at all. The person that had it before me said it may have been from when he took the stereo out, he clipped a wire, but i checked in that area for hours and saw ...
98 Jeep Grd Cherk Ltd, after I\'ve turned the ignition off and go to my porch, I can see my jeep, jerk...and will jerk at 44 second intervals; or 23 second intervals; or 9 second intervals. (The jerk, months later the motor seized, and motor replaced, the jerk is still there). The motor seized. Was replaced. The jeep still jerks at random intervals. Phoned ...
I have a 1990 Buick Lesabre. The car only turns over by jumping the starter. With the ignition switch on, the car will not start. Can you help?
1992 Dodge caravan 3.3 litre locks up repeatedly into second gear. Can reset by turning ignition off and on quickly while driving along at about 20 to 30 miles / hour. Also the wipers won
I have a 2000 sable with a bad cylinder number 5 ignition pack. How do I find out which cylinder is cylinder number 5? this is a duratec 24valve engine v6 Thanks

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