key in ignition stopped turning. worked for a few times, then totally stopped. replaced ignition switch..... and starter(I knew this was not it) '89 1500 GMC 8cyl. any thoughts?

Asked by Mar 09, 2014 at 11:14 AM about the 1989 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 Extended Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Had a man come out and work on it all day.  Replaced ignition switch.  I knew the starter was not the problem, though he replaced it.  I feel it must be a sensor or something electrical...but, I am a lady and do not know these things.  I love the old pickup and would like to keep it.  Passed inspection last time and is otherwise great.

3 Answers

93,095

Does the key turn but nothing happens? If that is the case then then most likely the small gear rack has broke, it is a common problem and the parts are easily obtained.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer
21,995

I'm not sure I understand the problem- does the key turn or not? did the new ignition switch fix the key turnin' problem? one thing that is obvious: the "man who came out and worked on it all day" didn't know what he was doin'- take it to a real mechanic, please-

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Thanks to you who answered. Yes, NEW key turns but nothing happens. I will get it towed in to a shop. I appreciate your answers.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Sierra 1500

Looking for a Used Sierra 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 68,199 nationwide Sierra 1500 listings starting at $2,484.

ZIP:

Search GMC Sierra 1500 Questions

GMC Sierra 1500 Experts

#1 dragonflyoffshore
dragonflyoffshore
Reputation 5,010
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 3,540
#3 Glenn Clingenpeel
Glenn Clingenpeel
Reputation 3,150
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,198 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Camaro
226 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217

Used Cars For Sale

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 44,111 listings starting at $20,121
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
78 Great Deals out of 3,645 listings starting at $17,888
2015 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
102 Great Deals out of 3,926 listings starting at $15,400
2014 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
117 Great Deals out of 4,152 listings starting at $14,495
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
66 Great Deals out of 2,009 listings starting at $9,600

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.