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Old 02 Apr 2009, 01:55 am   #1 (permalink)
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Hi:

I have a 2000 Camry CE.
Also had a 1990 Camry with the same problem.

About 10% of the time when I try to start the car, the key will not turn in
the key switch. I have to keep taking it out and putting it back in until
it eventually turns.

How can I correct for this problem?

Thanks,

FRED

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Old 02 Apr 2009, 05:03 am   #2 (permalink)
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On Apr 2, 2:55*am, "Count" <CountFreder...@Optonline.net> wrote:
> Hi:
>
> I have a 2000 Camry CE.
> Also had a 1990 Camry with the same problem.
>
> About 10% of the time when I try to start the car, the key will not turn in
> the key switch. *I have to keep taking it out and putting it back in until
> it eventually turns.
>
> How can I correct for this problem?
>
> Thanks,
>
> FRED


Similar problem on 99 xle and eventually it seized resulting in
replacing the ignition barrel which in turn was keyed differently than
the doors resulting in the need for two keys. It seems the key wears
down the tumbler action within the barrel I was told.
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Old 02 Apr 2009, 06:17 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On Apr 2, 1:55*am, "Count" <CountFreder...@Optonline.net> wrote:
> Hi:
>
> I have a 2000 Camry CE.
> Also had a 1990 Camry with the same problem.
>
> About 10% of the time when I try to start the car, the key will not turn in
> the key switch. *I have to keep taking it out and putting it back in until
> it eventually turns.
>
> How can I correct for this problem?
>
> Thanks,
>
> FRED


Keys wear, try to find one in better shape that you have and make a
copy, Locks get full of dirt over the years maybe some spray
electronics, or brake cleaner and wd 40, disconect the battery first
and let it dry out.
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