What's wrong with the ignition?

Anthony Messina

Asked by Jan 10, 2015 at 10:26 PM about the 1992 Buick Roadmaster 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I was driving my car these past
two days, it would die out at red
lights. Today it did this and I put the
car in neutral then shut it off and
turned it over except this time there
was no starting it. The key isn't
grabbing and making it start. No
dash lights come on.

3 Answers

Tom Harmon

Get some WD40. It should have a little straw for pin-point spraying. Stick the straw inside the key opening (don't saturate) and work the key back and forth. If that fails to resolve the problem ... you may need a new tumblr

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Anthony Messina

There's a lot of play. There is not sort of force as I turn the key? I honestly have the ignition and tumbler out, and see a part in the car that I turn yet nothing happens.

Tom Harmon

The tumbler engages a rotary switch ... make sure the switch is free to turn and the pins that engage the rotary sw are ok ...... and of course .... the plug in the harness is tight

Best Answer

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Roadmaster in your area?

CarGurus has 97 nationwide Roadmaster listings and the tools to find you a great deal.


Search Buick Roadmaster Questions

Buick Roadmaster Experts

#1 DanR63
Reputation 390
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 210
#3 Rowefast
Reputation 190
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Caprice"
204 listings starting at $10,900
Used Lincoln Town Car"
49 Great Deals out of 2,364 listings starting at $1,542
Used Buick Park Avenue"
613 listings starting at $5,995
Used Mercury Grand Marquis"
46 Great Deals out of 2,558 listings starting at $1,300
Used Buick Riviera"
147 listings starting at $1,295
Used Cadillac DeVille"
2,379 listings starting at $1,495
Used Buick LeSabre"
19 Great Deals out of 2,612 listings starting at $1,950
Used Ford Mustang"
739 Great Deals out of 41,066 listings starting at $900
Used Buick Century"
1,269 listings starting at $3,295