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Tumbler problems I put my key in the ignition and it won't turn. Could it be the tumbler and how do I remove the tumbler to fix it?

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Try this, put the key in and turn slowlyat the same time turn the steering wheel left to right and do this several times. this may get the tumblers to drop like they should. please rate this

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