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Key sticking in ignition switch

This problem has progressively become worse over the past 6 months. I've been putting it off because it eventually comes out after finagling with it for a couple minutes. It turns the car off but the key will not disengage. Is this a possible driveway repair?

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You might try having a dealer cut a new key for you, With the VIN, he can cut a new key that will fit the existing locks. If that doesn't work, a new tumbler can be installed (I did it on my '90). A locksmith can match the tumbler to the new key so that it matches the rest of the locks on the car.

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You need to fix it before you start to lose mobility in the key and it would be a good idea for a technician to fix this since it will most likey need a new ignition tumbler(the thing you put your key in) and of course a new key. if your car is newer all this will need to be coded to the computer. Sorry :(

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Ok, a couple of questions: 1. how long have u owned the car?
2. has this ever happened before, but the key came out eventually?
3. Has it ever felt like it was sticking when removing?
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