1988 chevy silverado

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by ritz1985, Jan 20, 2014.

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  1. ritz1985

    ritz1985 New Member

    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?
  2. RayVoy

    RayVoy Active Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    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.
  3. BRB46

    BRB46 New Member 100 Posts

    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!
  4. ritz1985

    ritz1985 New Member

    yes i can start my truck and shut it off with no key
  5. fugitive

    fugitive New Member

    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.
  6. JTWard

    JTWard New Member 100 Posts

    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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