Can't get key to turn the ignition on.

Jamie Fisher

Asked by Jun 03, 2014 at 07:55 PM about the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Had problems getting the key out
sotiton had to unhook battery to
keep from running dead. It would
stick in acc mode. was able to get the
key out this morning. Got in this
afternoon and the key goes in but it
wont turn at all. Is my ignitition
switch going out or could it be the
key? The key looked the same.

4 Answers


if your key doesnt seem to be bent or chipped you are probably going to have to get a new ignition...i would check the junk yard or if you have a u-pull-it in your city . or you can try and find your same vehicle thats someone crashed and is parting out...

Best Answer

I've had an on going problem starting the car. I turn the key and sometimes it starts right away but sometimes it takes twenty tries before it starts. Any suggestions?

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like i was telling someone earlier on here, you might need a new fuel pump because if it doesnt have anough pressure the truck wont start up, after it cranks for a 5-10 seconds it would build up enough pressure for it to start. it could also be your fuel injectors...hope this is helpful

Jamie Fisher

Yeah I figured it was the ignition. Just was hopeing maybe something else. Will be the 3rd time I've had to replace it. :( ty tho

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