1998 GMC jimmy won't start and key will not go back far enough to release the key

Asked by Nov 14, 2013 at 03:38 PM about the 1998 GMC Jimmy

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1998 GMC jimmy won't start and key will not go back far enough to release the key.
Car was running fine but back breaks went out. Moved the car to my shed and a week
later battery was dead. Charged battery car started. Moved again. A week later went
out to work on brakes and car has absolutely no power to it and can't remove the key.
Tried wiggling steering column and key with no luck. Tried wiggling the shifter and
nothing. Tried to jump car again and still no power.

3 Answers


There is a release on the shifter and one in the steering column. One or both could be faulty. I broke the one in the shifter so the key would release. download keepvid program

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

If your electronic odometer doesnt light up when you turn the key to the run position. check your fuses. instrument and Hvac.......

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Number 1 put you left hand on the steering wheel turn left and right (hard) while you are turning the key.it will come out

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