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My car just died and the ignition wont turn completly off and the car is stuck in park what would cause this

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It sounds like the battery is dead most likely due to a defective charging system. Have the battery tested and the charging system load tested for proper output which is 13.8-14.8 volts DC.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012

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Will not come out of park...dose the shifter move but still in park? If so, sounds like your gear selector cable. As for the not starting and just died, not sure.....will need more info.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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Your alternator is dead. You can jump your battery for just long enough to get it in neutral for a tow or just to get your key out of the ignition.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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try putting the vehicle in park and with the use of a small file run it up along side the key and pull the remaining key out

otherwise they sell a file torch-tip cleaning tool with various sized files and brushes these will help you a little better rather than replacing the ignition cylinder

but leave it in the park position while doing this

Posted on Dec 28, 2009

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Yes! You need to replace ignition , sounds like gear teeth got stripped .

Posted on Jun 06, 2011

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