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Ignition locked The ignition will not turn at all when the key is in. The wheel is locked and no matter how much i turn or shake the wheel, the ignition will not turn. The car is a 1999, V6, and a stick shift. Also, i have the clutch in and the parking brake on. Nothing has seemed to work.

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  • n8estes Nov 05, 2008

    I just tried what you explained, but i had no luck getting the key to turn in the ignition. 

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    Same problem, only with an automatic -- nothing seems to work.

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    Having the same problem except mine is an automatic; I had this problem before and I'm not sure how I fixed it because I just simply put the key in the ignition and wiggled it around but it's not working this time...why is this happening???



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Try spraying oil inside cylinder run key in and out rapidly and then try and turn cylinder. if that doesn't work look inside ignition cylinder with flashlight at the opening where key goes in the should be a little copper colored piece of metal which is you buzzer button sometimes it will break off and go down in ignition wich will not allow key to turn if this doesn't help let me know and i will explain how to remove the igntion and replace cylinder

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