GTO Igntion cylinder install
Hello, I am new here. What brought me here was my key being stuck in my GTO, I never researched the problem until one day it just wouldn't turn. I have been trying to get the key to turn for about 2 weeks now. Finally today I went out and messed with it about a half hour and like magic the key just turned for me. I was so happy to finally get it out.
Anyways I got it out, took a dremel to the ramp and got it all greased back up. Then I went to install the tumbler assembly back into the cylinder itself and it will go inside of it - but once inside the tumbler/key will not turn. I have watched videos on this and everyone elses just turns freely from the looks of it once you shove the tumbler back into the cylinder housing. So I can not install the pin or move it freely to where it needs to be.
Anyone else have this problem, or know what I am doing wrong? I feel stupid for having to ask this question but I can not find the answer anywhere. And in case anyone asks, no I did not remove my key from the tumbler assembly.
Thanks for your help!
Edited to add, I posted this elsewhere afterwards:
I am talking about the tumbler/cylinder itself. I read that you could take the key out of the tumbler as long as you kept track of what goes where. So I decided to try it, I took the key out and then pulled out each tab in order on the tumbler. I found without any tabs on it that it would go in the cylinder and turn. I ended up getting one whole side of tabs in and it would still go in and turn. There is just a couple problem tabs, they aren't lining up perfect with the inside of the cylinder grooves made for them.
This may be a very dumb question, but does anyone know if I can just use one side of the tabs in the tumbler, and keep the other side of them out? I mean what do they do anyways...? I am guessing it just keeps someone from starting your car with a screwdriver/ added security. But if it is safe/ and works I would do that until I got the new cylinder housing in. I just don't want to try it until I am sure.
Last edited by Wolverine19D; 04-29-2015 at 07:57 PM.