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Camry is a 1991 ignition is stuck

No amount of wiggling or pulling will get key to turn, I'm trying to get the clamshell off of the steering column, three bolts out no more in sight, may be one at the base but not sure, have been told if I can get the shell off I may be able to release the ignition, but usure because mechanic said if I could turn the ignition to accessory ??

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  • famcantrell Dec 16, 2008

    sorry, no the key goes in and out fine I think a tumbler has slipped and the key just will not turn so the steering remains locked making it impossible to tow to a shop. nothing wrong with things in the slot, tried some wd-40 no luck



  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    You tried pushing (jammimng) it hard into park right?

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    After you get ALL of the bolts out of the clamshell, it just pulls apart, top half and bottom half.

  • peppi25 May 11, 2010

    You did not say if the key is stuck in switch.If it is try tapping on it lightly. If not get some powder graphite and blow it in the switch. Did a kid stick something in the switch? Try a magnet and compressed air. Good Luck

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If the steering wheel is turned try Rocking the steering wheel at the same time wiggle key
OR IF WHEELS ARE TURNED ALL THE WAY IN RIGHT OR LEFT DIRECTION Turn wheels in THAT "SAME" Direction HARD then try key

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