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I have a 1998 Toyota Sienna and the Ignition wont turn, EDIT: the steering wheel we were able to lock it.... ??? help please ;)
Your minivan may need a new ignition lock cylinder. Before going too far. Do you have more than one key? If the key/s don't work try spraying WD-40 or a similar penetrating oil into the key cylinder. Toyota uses Half Tumblers which can hang up when they get old or worn. This works most of the time and is worth trying. Be patient, this will take some time to work the fluid into the tumblers. After spraying into the cylinder take the ignition key and slide it in and out of the cylinder normal and listen for clicking. At first you may hear nothing. If that is the case then the tumblers are stuck. Continue to move the key in and out at normal speed 12 times and try to turn the key to RUN. If the key still doesn't work. Remove the key and spray more fluid. Like I said, Patients. You may need to repeat this procedure six or more times. At some point you should hear the tumbles clicking. Side note: Try no to go too crazy with the oil. If you put too much oil into lock cylinder it may leak out behind the dash and leak onto your carpet. Also when you remove the key it should be covered with a black oily film. This is normal and temporary. It is from years of use and is combination of old aluminum and metal dust. Place an old Tee shirt, towel or rags down onto the floor to protect the carpet and have a towel, napkin or rag available to wipe the key off as needed. Any questions please feel free to write back. Good luck.
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6 hours ago
What is drawing power from my new battery
Sorry but there isn't an easy answer to this question. I'd like to know what you are working on and if any recent work was performed recently. A faulty alternator could cause your battery to draw down. A faulty new battery. A faulty light switch (Hood, Glove Box or Trunk Lamp). The ignition switch is worn and the key is removed in the wrong position. A short somewhere in the vehicles wiring could cause this as well. How fast does the battery draw down? A multimeter is very helpful while monitoring battery voltage dropdown. I'm not sure what tools you have for testing. Please write back and let me know if this information helps or if you need more assistance.
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7 hours ago
Have a 99 chevy 3 door c1500 starts and stops have put fule pump crank censer map sencer brain no advale
Would you give me an idea of how you are going about deciding on what parts to replace? Are you using any test equipment? Are you using a scan tool or code reader? If so, are there any codes stored? I have two ideas that may apply to your "Start/Stop" issue. What is your vehicles security system doing? Is the Security warning light staying on during startup? Is so, I would focus on that system. If not, you may need to take a closer look at the ECM. Let me know what is going on and if you need more help.
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