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    Default 1988 chevy silverado

    Hey my truck starts with no key in the ignition does anyone know why that is and is it just a lock cylinder replace job or what?

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    Are you saying, you can turn the ignition cylinder without a key?

    If so, it is just a worn lock cylinder, a locksmith shop can order a new one.
    Ray

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    '05 Envoy XL (sold)

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    Most likely worn cylinder and or key. Pretty convenient as long as no one else knows. I had a vehicle that once started I could pull the key and lock the door. Good for the cold mornings for warm up. And welcome to the club!
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    yes i can start my truck and shut it off with no key

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    I would start with the key being that you already posted that one of your doors doesn't unlock with the key! As said above a good lock smith can solve both issues most mobile guy's carry everything you need in thier truck.
    1998 1500 w/t short bed 4.3

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    Question

    I've seen this a number of times. The pins in the lock ignition cylinder are worn out. Get a fresh new key and have a locksmith key code the new cylinder for you. I take it that the engine can be started in any gear or any position ?

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