2002 Chrysler PT cruiser, key struck in the ignition, draining battery?

Asked by Jul 07, 2019 at 04:14 PM about the 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

For the last 2 years my PT Cruiser
has been acting up and won’t let go
of the key on certain days. On cold
mornings I can get the key out 5/10,
and if I meddle if the steering wheel
just right, 3/10 it will come out. But
My battery keeps draining and then
the car won’t start because of a dead
battery. Is it because of the key?
Would switching the ignition cylinder
fix it? Is it my battery? When the
battery dies I just charge it back up
for a day or two and then it works for
about a week with the key issues and
then dies again. It’s just an annoying
process that has really f’d me over in
the past. Nothing like getting stuck 3
hours away from home and hoping
someone can jump my car right?

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