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Key wont turn in ignition

I have a 1999 town & country limited edition some times i can put my key in the ignition and it will start just fine other times my key will not turn at all.

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First make sure the steering wheel isn't in the lock position, putting pressure on the ignition switch. if that is ok, get the key cylinder replaced asap before it quits completely. (harder to change a that point) what condition is the key in? maybe try fresh one.

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