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2000 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 4dr FWD

2000 Chrysler Town & Country
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 2WD Minivans
17 mpg city / 24 mpg hwy
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April 3, 2013, 6:14 am

Luv D
 

Question: My key wont turn to start the car sometimes. Is there something I can do?

Ok my 2001 Chrysler town and country is acting up. Sometimes when I go to put the key in, the key wont even turn as if the steering wheel was in lock mode except I can move the steering wheel freely. I do many things like mess with the throttle that sometimes seems to work and other times doesn't so I don't really know if it helped previously or if it just decided to start working on its own. It is happening more often. Lets say I try to start my car on 5 different occasions, 2 of those times its not going to let me turn the key. Please tell me what this is and what can I do? Do I need to oil something?


April 7, 2013, 4:22 pm

Tyler O
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Id start with some dry lock lubricant. It's usually a graphite powder formula. Really work it in there using the key, cycling the ignition back and forth.

If that doesn't work, try a new key cut from your VIN or key code. Your key(s) might just be worn out.

It that still doesn't help, replace the ignition lock cylinder and maybe the ignition switch while you are in there.


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