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    great way to kick off the new year someone broke into my 98 silverado.. they busted the key lock. i went down and picked up a new cylinder but it just seem to move freely like it dosnt spring back??? is there something else broken?? just also i havent got the key alined with the lock yet so why is it still turning so freely?? any heelp would be appriciated ........http://www.ls1.com/forums/images/smilies/wtf.gif

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    anyone have this problem???

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    You mean you replaced the cylinder and NOW its doing this?.

    And we are talking about the door lock right?


    it sounds to me like when they kicked it, they stretch the cable that actually pulls the lock mechanism, and now it has slack in it.

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    The spring back question leads me to believe you are talking about the ignition cylinder.

    There is a rod that comes down the top of the steering column from the ignition cylinder. That rod ataches to the actual electrical switch that starts the car. It is either not attached at the top or not attached at the bottom. Lots of times if it is not attached you can simply hold it in place while moving the cylinder and "pop" it in place. This is not something that will take effort it will either go or not. You may have to remove the cylinder if you did not get the mechanisim in the column hooked up.

    If it is the door key cylinder it also is attached to a rod in the door. I assume you replaced that though it is obvious since without attaching the rod you are just sticking it in there

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