Having problems with your Saturn SC1 ?

I have a 95 Saturn SL1 and the ignition switch won't turn. I've sprayed a little penatrating oil in the keyslot and that didn't work. What do I do next?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 22-10-2018

Answers :

Hello voss_rod,

I have a Saturn too. Happens all the time. The last time you turned the vehicle off the wheel was turned one way or the other. When the steering locked, the wheel trying to center itself put a lot of tension on the key cylinder.

The Fix:
Which ever way the wheels are facing (however slightly), turn the wheel a little more in the same direction while trying the key. It will only take the slightest movement of the wheel to release the tension and allow the key to turn.

If you find this helpful, take a second and rate this solution. I'd sure appreciate it.

Mike
Hi,

It is very possible that the mechanical portion (that integrates to the steering wheel lock) is frozen and the only corrective action is to remove the switch assembly from the steering column.

In some instances it is possible to slightly turn the steering wheel to reduce/remove pressure on the steering lock and thus be able to make the key work. There would be a slight pressure against the turning of the steering wheel, almost spring like; somewhere between the stops, the key maybe turned.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.
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