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2000 lincoln ls ignition key will not turn

Key goes in but won't turn Tryed spare key move steering wheel car in park tapped key when in lock nothing

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  • ev_1962 Jan 17, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. I put the key in (tried both keys), but cannot turn the ignition. I turned the wheels, so the steering isn't locked. The car is in park.

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Replace the clock spring, or check all the cabling and plugs first. If you are inexperienced take it to an auto electrician, otherwise do it yourself but disconnect the negative battery terminal for 2 minutes prior to opening the steering wheel to check the plugs, as not doing so could cause the airbag to go off. In addition you can also take out the airbag fuse. Check radio control plugs and close it up again and reconnect everything in reverse order. If that doesn't fix it, then have the clock spring replaced professionally, its too much mucking around if you don't know what you're doing.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

warlock61
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try tapping the end of the key gently with a small hammer while trying to turn it this happens alot on Ford Escape and Focus

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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the key may be worn badly or the ignition needs to be replaced.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

bluedevil42
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change out the clock spring. i had this happen to me google the lincoln ls clock spring installation and then go to the dealership and purchase the part. it will run you about $138.

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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It sounds as if the lock and tumbler may be bad. In most cases were you can't turn the key its due to the wheel being in a locked postion and jambed up against the lock itself. In this case though with the wheel that does not lock, its leading me to belive that the tumbler came apart in a mid point of turning, hence no lock and no turn.

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a 2000 lincoln ls and my steering wheel shakes

Tires need to be balanced. Take it to a tire shop and ask them to balance all 4 wheels. Problem will be fixed.

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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