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when trying to turn off the key, it gets stuck and you can't always get it out, which leaves the battery on.  If you wait a while you can try to get it out again and usually it will, but not always.  I had a lock smith look & he said it was a cylinoid in the top of the steering wheel??  I need to get/replace the cylinoid but am not sure what to ask for.....its not the lock cylinder that the key goes in, its on top of the steering wheel.  Any suggestions????

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HI AUDRA,THIS IS THE SHIFT INTERLOCK SOLENOID THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT..THIS PREVENTS YOU FROM PUTTING THE CAR IN GEAR UNTILL YOUR FOOT IS ON THE BRAKE TO RELEASE IT...[SAFTY FEATURE]
THE STEERING COLUMN WILL NEED TO COME APART IN SECTIONS...IF YOU HAVE NOT WORKED ON SOMETHING LIKE THIS IN THE PAST I WOULD TAKE IT TO YOUR LOCAL SHOP. YOU COULD GOOGLE THIS AND SEE IF THIS IS SOMETHING YOU WANT TO TRY AND TACKLE YOURSELF BY LOOKING AT THE PICTURES.....GOOD LUCK TO YOU TOM,, AND IF YOU NEED MORE HELP LET ME KNOW...

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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nys state auto repair industry and ase group.

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high school,4 years of tech school,and many many hours of auto training with many gm classes and aftermarket training classes..

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ASE MASTER TECH CERTIFIED IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES.NYS INSP LICENSE AND A/C CERTIFIED

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