When I tried to start my car my key seemed stuck it turned once but wouldn't start. Can I fix it myself?

Elizabeth Blansett

Asked by Feb 05, 2014 at 12:15 PM about the 1997 Toyota Camry

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I tried turning the wheel left and right,
holding the break while trying to start
it, tapping the key with a hammer
while it was in the key hole, and put
wd40 or whatever that oil stuff is in
the key hole. Nothing's worked so
far.. These were all suggestions from
friends. I can take my key out it just
won't get to the "on" part. I really
need help and I'm not sure I could
afford towing it and taking it to a
shop :(

2 Answers


Try putting it in neutral or email me at AdamFournier88@gmail.com


If it was my car, I would take the VIN # to the dealer and get a new key cut. I can't imagine why your key wouldn't work. There's this stuff called powdered graphite. Maybe try that in your ignition before calling the dealer.

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