Hey, if the Teeming Millions can’t substitute for Click and Clack, who can?
I hopped into my 2001 Saturn, which had been sitting in the blazing heat all afternoon, and the key simply WOULD NOT turn in the ignition. I damn near wore a blister on my finger from my repeated attempts to get the key to budge. I finally gave up and got home by other means.
It seems to be heat-related, having happened a couple of times this week, but I’ve always been able to get it to turn after repeated attempts. I realize the danger of the “post hoc ergo propter hoc” fallacy, and maybe it doesn’t have anything to do with temperature at all.
I figure I’ll be able to start it in the morning and can drive it to my mechanic, who, with luck, will be able to replicate the problem.
But what the heck would cause the key not to turn in the ignition?