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If you are unable to turn the steering wheel then you have engaged your anti theft system. To dis-engage, depress the brake fully, turn the wheel all the way in the direction that it gives, and apply pressure to the key and it should dis-engage the anti theft system. If you can turn the wheel, than try the post above.

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THE IGNION LOCK CYLINDER HAS STUCK LOCK PINS, YOU WILL NEED TO REPLACE IT. TRY ONE THING BEFORE YOU REPLACE IT, GET SOME LOCK LUBE FROM A LOCAL AUTO PARTS STORE AND SPRAY IT IN THE LOCK, THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE THIS MAY FREE UP THE LITTLE PIN IN THE LOCK CYLINDER.

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