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93 celica Key wont turn in the inignition keyhole

So its winter.at first my key didn't even want to enter. so i dipped it in windshield washer fluid and the key entered with a bit of struggle. Next the key didn't want to turn, so I heated the key and the keyhole and it still didn't wanna turn. I know it's not the steering wheel lock and I don't know what else to do.

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emissionwiz
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SOURCE: locked up steering wheel

Pull the steering wheel from left to right and then right to left, back and forth while trying to turn key, on occasion this works.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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SOURCE: 2000 Toyota Camry LE Cannot turn key in ignition to start car

It sounds like your ignition lock cylinder has a problem. These can be replaced and keyed to match you present key by a locksmith. Call a locksmith for a estimate.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 4Runner locked steering wheel

Try jerking the wheel to one side or the other while turning the key. This should free it.

Posted on May 27, 2009

MARZX
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SOURCE: locked steering wheel

Something wrong with your Ignition key barrel,
Ignition key barrel jam in place.
or
Could be your anti-Theft System failed (including, but not limited) fuses, wirings, etc. If you have one.
or
So check the fuse boxes (one in the cabin & the other in the engine compartment).
To see if there is any burned fuses.

See Fuse Boxes:
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See in the plastic cover, a plastic fuse puller ( use it to pull the fuses) once a time & check NOT burn.


If locked in place; do these steps:
1 - Juggle it several times in a very soft & slow burst.

2 - Juggle (Shake) the steering wheel RH & LH,
several times in a very gentle & slow.

3 – Try to remove the ignition switch

4 – Search the internet Google, www.about.com, www.youtube.com/video
For clues to help you sort out your problems.

Regards;
MAR

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Key won't turn in my 2000 Camry

it should lock. you probably need a new switch.

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 rav4 ignition problem, key wont turn

try to turn steering wheel a tiny fraction when you insert ker and try to turn it ,do both at same time my echo did a similar thng and this worked for me I hope this helps

Posted on Dec 15, 2009

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