Having problems with your 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera ?

Ignition starts but is locked from turning off & removing the key

\015 The ignition off switch has become solidly blocked from turning off the motor. I have to pull a fuse to kill the motor and then pull the battery terminal to save the battery. The reverse process must be use to start and drive the car. It's just a little inconvenient.\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 21-01-2019

Answers :

Change the ignition
On that year car when the ignition is turned off a pin moves thru a gear with openings under the steering wheel. if the alignment is off the pin will strike the gear and stop you from turning off the car. If i am right you may be able to move the steering wheel as you try to turn off the ignition and get that pin to hit an opening in the gear. If not then something is wrong with the switch or the key has worn out and the lock cylinder is not releasing all the stops which let it turn meaning you will have to replace the lock cylinder. This requires pulling the steering wheel to gain access to the lock. If you need to do this reply and I can walk you thru the process but you will need to get or rent a steering wheel puller kit to do it. hope this helps if so please reply and good luck
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