Common Chrysler Car Key and Ignition Problems

It can be a very unsettling feeling, not being able to start your vehicle, and can leave you completely stranded. Our professional technicians are trained to handle any problem that may arise from your key or ignition and will have you quickly back out on the road again. We have found that cars produced by the same manufacturer tend to have the same causes of ignition and key malfunction. Below we have detailed some of the most common Chrysler car key and ignition issues that may effect your the function of your vehicle.

Two problems that you may encounter with the key and ignition of your Chrysler are that your key will not turn in the ignition, or the key can become stuck in the ignition itself. You may think that an issue like this may be caused by your car key, but the problem can actually be caused by the ignition. By calling Phila-Locksmith you can make sure that you will have service completed by a professional who will be able to solve any issue that you may be having with your Chrysler ignition. Inside of your car’s ignition there are small wafers which give the ignition a unique fit for your specific key. When these become damaged or are shifted out of position this can cause the key to not function properly.

chrysler car keys

Phila-Locksmith has car keys for just about every Chrysler model including transponder and remote keys.

If you request to have your Chrysler ignition fixed by Phila-Locksmith, you know that our professional will be able to complete the service for you. If your key will not turn in the ignition or becomes stuck, the first thing that our locksmith does is remove the ignition cylinder from its housing. Once the cylinder has been removed our professional will check the integrity of the ignition to determine if it will be able to function once the service has been completed and the ignition reinserted in the housing. There are two options for your Chrysler ignition service from here; if the ignition is still functioning our technician can change the wafers, if not the entire ignition must be replaced with a new one.

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Pitcured above is a Chrysler ignition cylinder with replacement wafers pictured as well.

By replacing the wafers in your vehicle’s ignition, our technician is able to return your ignition to functioning order, but must also cut you a brand new car key. This is because those wafers act similarly to the pins inside of your average house lock. In order for the key to fit inside of the ignition where the wafers have been replaced, a new key must be cut to those unique wafers. By replacing wafers when possible rather than having the entire ignition switched, you are able to save a greet deal of money on your ignition service. Dealerships will not attempt to replace wafers and will simply replace your entire ignition no matter what the issue is. This leaves you paying much more than necessary for your Chrysler ignition service.

Whichever ignition or car key problem that you may be encountering, count on Phila-Locksmith to be able to resolve the issue for you, without the need for a towing charge. Our technicians can also help you to save money by completing professional repair services which the dealership is simply unwilling to offer. No matter which model Chrysler you may have, choose Phila-Locksmith to be able to assist you with car key and ignition services, 24/7.

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Common Locksmith Services at Phila-Locksmith

Your key is not turning in the ignition? You’re likely not alone, at Phila-Locksmith we see specific services that are commonly requested for certain vehicles or lock models. If you are having an issue with your car or security system, it may be due to one of the issues that are listed below. All of these issues have been seen by our professional locksmiths and can help you figure out exactly what is wrong with your security system and help you get on the right track to having it repaired or replaced.

Chrysler Ignition Getting Stuck

One common issue that our locksmiths have seen is with mid-2000’s Chrysler make vehicles. There is an issue common among these vehicles that can cause the ignition to get stuck and not properly turn in the ignition. This obviously leaves the car completely inoperable. What our locksmiths have had to do in this case is replace the ignition and then provide the driver with a new replacement car key for their vehicle. There is an alternative to contacting a mobile service locksmith to complete this service, but it involves having to tow your vehicle to the dealership for repairs.

Broken Garage Spring

When a spring breaks in the garage many weekend warriors feel that their is no need for outside help and they should be able to repair or replace the spring by themselves. Unless you are experienced in this type of repair it is highly discouraged. Garage doors carry a lot of weight and it needs to be evenly distributed properly among the spring and frame to avoid future damage, In addition to this it can be very easy to injure yourself when attempting to replace the spring, the best call is to someone you know who has experience replacing springs or to call a local professional with garage door experience, like Phila-Locksmith.

Popping Open Car Doors

Sticking a wire hanger into the window slot easily opens your car door, it is in movies after all. This is completely wrong. Attempting to unlock your own vehicle using a wire hanger or anything of the like can be extremely damaging to the vehicle’s window and lock parts. Avoid further charges from repair shops by choosing a professional locksmith to open your car door safely. After all the cost of a lock out pales in comparison to the damage that could possibly be done to the vehicle.

Overall the main key is to make sure that you are knowledgeable about a repair before you are attempting to complete it. You would not let yourself complete a medical procedure on yourself, so why try to complete service yourself to save a dime when it could cost you a rather large sum in the future. Professional companies that you choose to complete your service are not only more likely to complete them correctly but they also are insured in case of any troubles, unlike the legendary weekend warrior.