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2000 jeep grand cherokee- ignition key will not turn. I have pressed down on brake. steering wheel is not locked. gear shift is in park.

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I had the same problem today - January 30th 2009. what i did was spray some WD40 in the cylinder and sprayed the key with WD40, then inserted the key in the ignition, then "lightly" and i mean "lightly" tapped the end of the key with the end of a wrench (my brass hammer was not in reach) 3 or 4 times. removed the key and then inserted again - then "all was well. the ignition turned, car started, and i will now wait till the next time something goes wrong with the car...

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Take a small hammer and tap the lock cylinder where the key goes in then retry. if this does work you should have the lock cylinder replaced soon as it has internal problems

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