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Steering wheel locked, and key will not turn

I've tired all kinds of things, the key will go into and out of the ignition but will not turn, I've pulled on the steering wheel both ways while trying to turn it, I've changed the tilt of the steering wheel that did not work. I've stepped on the breaks and tried pulling on the shifter arm while trying to turn it. I even unplugged the battery to see if it had a theft power issue. Nothing worked any other suggestion.

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  • michael Gonyea Feb 18, 2012

    Try tapping the key while in ignition with screwdriver handle or shoe in a pinch
    metal filings and **** can build up and not allow key to fully seat in ignition...

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  • Chrysler Master
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Maybe the lock cylinder is broken?? do you have a ton of weight on your keyring? this can wear a lock very fast

Posted on Jun 23, 2017

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SOURCE: can't turn the ignition

its low battery problem, check it out.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

SOURCE: 2001 P.T. Cruiser

It's possible the tumblers have fallen in your ignition. I had a similar incident with a Focus I owned. Everything locked and I couldn't get the key to turn at all. They had to tow the car to the dealership and replace the tumblers.

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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You can always put a new ignition in it. But for some cars changing the entire column is easier then changing the ignition.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Steering Wheel Locked Up

Do you have the wheels turned all the way in one direction? If so turn them more in the same direction and try turning the key.

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Key stuck in the ignition. Position indicator

Hi there,
try turning the wheel to the right/left while turning the key in the ignition. You have to apply some force. Your car is probably outliving its road life.

Cheers & Best Wishes

Posted on Oct 19, 2009

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