Question Details

I went to start my car today and I turned the key but it wouldn't go further than accessory.  It was fine the day before.  What could be the problem?  It is a 1997 Toyota Camry XLE 6cyl.  I thought maybe my key may be worn out since it's the original key from 1997 but I'm not sure.  What can I try?

Comments

Profile picture for user MercedesMedic

MercedesMedic  10 months 1 week ago

Try jiggling the key as you turn it. 


Profile picture for user suziq2018

suziq2018  10 months 1 week ago

I did try that over and over and......Lol

I bought some graphite just now.  Gonna try it and see if it works.

 

Thanks for your reply.


Profile picture for user MercedesMedic

MercedesMedic  10 months 1 week ago

Sounds like a bad key tumbler. Any local locksmith can rebuild it for a lot cheaper than replacing it. 


Profile picture for user suziq2018

suziq2018  10 months 1 week ago

I don't really have any extra money to spend right now.  So bought some graphite.  See if that works.

 

Thanks for your reply.


Add new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.