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My shift release lock is stuck

My gear shift release lcok is stuck. I have to try really hard to push it in, in order for it to work. A friend of mine fixed it himself, and it worked fine until I got home. Im not sure what I need to do. Im also having a problem with my ignition switch. I would put the key in, and it wont let me turn to the on position. This is the original key for this car. HELP ME!

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The gear shift lock probably needs wd-40 squirted into the assy on the gear shift knob if that doesnt work you may need to take it off and spray it, on thekey not working, when you try to turn the key, move the steering wheel either way and see if the key will turn then, sometimes the wheel will be in a tight lock position

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