Electric signal from AT is weak that key from ignition is hard to remove at times?


#1

1990 Acura Integra
Car doesn’t know or takes time to know that the tranny is in Park and engine is off - until then it does not let the key to be removed despite the engine is turned off!

What kind of fix - it was poorly maintained car


#2

Rock the steering wheel a little to the right and remove the key.The steering wheel will be in the lock position but you have a little play there.


#3

Are you saying it is not a tranny issue at all?


#4

The lock cylinder part of the ignition switch is worn out.

Tester


#5

@Tester and others

For older cars, I deliberately go to the dealership with the VIN and have a brand new key cut from the VIN itself. This is to avoid lock cylinders getting worn badly.

On my 1999 car with 135k miles, one old key was thrown out - the 2nd key now stopped working properly when I try to open the door - but the freshly cut key works fine!