I have a 97 Dodge Ram 1500 when I went outside to warm it up this morning it was 15 degrees and my ignition was stuck and would not move what should I do

Asked by Jan 07, 2014 at 01:42 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the steering wheel isnt locked but t
i cant take the truck out of gear

7 Answers

20,685

Are the wheels cut to the left or right?

there straight

20,685

Sounds like your key cylinder is bad not letting the key turn.Does the key turn at all when you put it in the switch and you do have the right key?

yeah i have the right key but it wont turn at all. i was hoping it was just the weather since it all happened with no warning at all

20,685

Sometimes if you take some wd40 and spray in it and keep trying to turn it forwards and back it will let you start it.Once you get it started don't turn the key back to where you can pull the key out because it has to be on to change out. If not you have to bust them out with a slide hammer to change it.

that was the first thing i tried but it didnt work either smh

20,685

The only other thing is try putting a heater inside and warm it up in case it is frozen. If this doesn't work it's time for the slide hammer and new key switch.

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