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Old 01-12-2011, 10:41 AM   #1
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hi i got a 1991 chevy cav, and the keys will not turn to the off pos. so i can get the keys out . also the car will not stay running when trying to restart it . as soon as the key clicks back (after starting it) the car dies instantly , if it helps its a automatic and the 2.2l engine only has 70k on it as well (old person car ) need help asap thanks
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As far as the keys not coming out, I think that the car might still be in gear or at least the lock cylinder thinks the car is still in gear.
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I had the same problem with my buick lesabre..My key had been grinding itself down to almost nothing and i got to somebodys house once and had the same issue i had to run to town and get a new ignition cylinder and replace it
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had the same problem with my grand prix
my steering column had a hole n the buttom of it, i used to insert a screw driver, push the little button inside amd it used to release the key.

after a while it was a pita and i got sick of it
i took the steering wheel column apart and tapped the button with electric tape lol
it worked!!
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on this 91 chevy cav there was no access hole on it to release the key .dose anyone have pics of removing the shifter cover and what i should be looking at once i get there ? is there a linkage that gose from the cylinder lock and the shifter? it makes sence that thats why keys wont come out and ive heard that before on gm'* but never delt with it before . thanks for the help so far guys
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to remove it yu have to take the sterring wheel off and all the plates behind it....just to get to the 1 maybe two screws holding it in place....
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is this the lock cylinder ? i looked at autozone web helper thing and it says i need to use a paper clip to remove the switch clip thing after removing a frew screws and the steering wheel
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never had to use a paper clip for anything but code reading....but that completly diffrent
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