1993 camry ignition lock up

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Old 28 Mar 2005, 09:09 am   #1 (permalink)
cobolt
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Default 1993 camry ignition lock up

I can't get my key to turn the ignition. The steering wheel is locked to
the right and there is a bit of play, but when I try to wiggle the
steering wheel and turn the key, nothing happens. I know people have
these lock type problems all the time and it was working fine the day
before, but it is totally locked up now. Is there any trick to getting
this thing to turn without having to take it into the dealer or a shop?
I'm driving cross country and don't really have time to take it in.

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Old 28 Mar 2005, 10:54 am   #2 (permalink)
m Ransley
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Default Re: 1993 camry ignition lock up

Try a newer key, try a lube in the lock. Try pulling wheel to the
right.

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Old 28 Mar 2005, 10:56 am   #3 (permalink)
m Ransley
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Default Re: 1993 camry ignition lock up

Ive had it locked maybe turned where forcing the wheel releases the key,
like the steering is forcing against the key now and only more force
pulls it off the lock,

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Old 29 Mar 2005, 08:22 am   #4 (permalink)
Daniel
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Default Re: 1993 camry ignition lock up

Problems of this type with that age vehicle typically result from
mechanical wear on the profile of the key.
Had one re made from the original key number at the dealer and the two
keys didn't even look the same, but after a while of "breaking in" the
new key, works flawlessly - was just a little stiff at first.
If you had a spare original key that would be good.
Dealers should also be able to make a new key from the original code,
often available from the VIN# if you lost the code.

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