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My ignition is locked and my car will not go into gear

My name is Denise Wilson and I have a 2001 grand am and it was real cold and I started it one day and did not let it warm up, but I put it in gear and it was hard to do it and drove it straight into my garage which was only about 20 feet away. Then I turned off my car and went to start it again and the key will go in the ignition but won't turn and a mechanic told us to try and put the car in neutral. But it wont do anything. the front wheels are locked but the steering wheel itself is not locked. please if anyone has any ideas email me.

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Not sure if this helps, but sounds to me it's a anti-theft problem.
The part (sensor) cost about $250 and it's $300 to have it replaced.
My car would not start at times because the sensor was going bad. Think it's that? I'm just guessing it could be.
BTY my name is Gilles Bezaire

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